Last Hummingbird West of Chile

Available June 15, 2021.

Author: Nicholas Ruddock
Genre: Fiction
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
Dimensions: 8.5 × 5.5 in
Weight: 0.3 kg
Published: June 15, 2021
ISBN: 9781550818840

An audacious tale of murder, privilege, and servitude – of both humans and nature.

A stunning work of imaginative fiction, Last Hummingbird West of Chile spins a tale of adventure that is in turn comedic, violent, poignant and thoughtful. Through the exploits of a young sailor born in questionable circumstance and a pair of murderous servants, as well as an assortment of other 19th century regulars, the vital subjects of today—race, religion, sexuality, environment—are framed in history and human culture.

Through narration by human protagonists, a tree, a hummingbird, various beasts, and the landscape itself, Ruddock tells a story of colonialism and environment, brutality and privilege, and the best and worst of human nature.

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