And it’s all about birds!
Starting August 1st, Birding Outpost will begin serializing the compelling bird novel, The Long Flight Home.
Weekly, our blog visitors will be able to follow the adventures of a pair of blue-footed boobie brothers, Dooley and Talli.
The blue footed boobie or Sula nebouxii is a subtropical marine bird native to the Galapagos Islands west of Ecuador in the eastern Pacific Ocean. But this story follows them around the world and through time.
Although serialization reached its peak in the 19th century, the first serialized work of fiction probably appeared as early as 1698.
It’s generally agreed that Charles Dickens started the 19th-century serial fiction craze when he published Pickwick Papers in 19 monthly installments between 1836-37.
In the United States, Mark Twain’s Pudd’nhead Wilson‘ was serialized in Century Magazine. And Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin in The National Era.
More recently, Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms was serialized in six 1929 issues of Scribner’s Magazine. Even Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire of the Vanities was serialized (1984-85) in Rolling Stone magazine.
We hope you enjoy The Long Flight Home . . . especially in serial form over the coming weeks.