Cambridge linguist Edvard Tøssentern, presumed dead, reappears after a balloon crash. When he staggers in from a remote swamp, gravely ill and swollen beyond recognition, his colleagues at the research station are overjoyed. But Edvard’s discovery about a rare giant bird throws them all into the path of an international crime ring.
The Weaver Fish is a gripping adventure story. Set on the island nation of Ferendes in the South China Sea, this book’s sound science and mathematical games will make you question all that you know, or think you know, about weaver fish, giant condors, the infamous tornado-proof Reckles® Texan hat, and much much more.
Australian anesthetist Edeson's enigmatic debut opens with an edited version of an address delivered to a Cambridge University society regarding the piranha-like fish of the title, for which there are more "words than reported sightings." Chapter two dwells on an unusually designed London building, from a window of which was found hanging in 1963 the dead body of a Soviet Embassy attach . Chapter three includes portions of an interview from the magazine Aviation Reviews with aeronautical engineer Walter Reckles, the author of a controversial book on surviving a midair collision, which maintains that passengers could pilot "aircraft fragments, particularly a wing, safely back to Earth." Eventually, something of a focus emerges concerning the disappearance of the Norwegian-British logician, linguist and dream theorist Edvard T ssentern in a research balloon over the South China Sea. Edeson leavens this whimsical academic send-up with endnotes full of fictional mathematical equations, but readers will struggle to figure out how everything connects.