Flock Of Lawn Flamingos

A Flock of Lawn Flamingos

Pat Murphy

Anthropologist Joan Egypt is the best kind of troublemaker. She understands the delicate balance between order and chaos…and exactly how to bring a bit more chaos into an overly orderly townhouse development.

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A Flock of Lawn Flamingos

by Pat Murphy

ISBN: N/A

Published: 2000 (originally published in 1996)

Available Format(s): Chapbook

Live Oak Estates was a pleasant little townhouse development in a pleasant little California town. Then anthropologist and world-adventurer Joan Egypt moved in, with her boxes of Tibetan Dance masks and boxes of shrunken heads. As she decorates her lawn in her unorthodox (and distinctly Live Oak–unapproved) style, will she turn the town upside down?

“Murphy’s [blend] of fantasy and reality honorably recalls the novels of Margaret Atwood.”
Publishers Weekly

“Murphy manages to instill a real sense of wonder into her consideration of the many ways in which we consider both the reality of our world and the nature of fiction itself.”
Strange Horizons

“Murphy has a flair for description that brings every aspect of the setting vividly into focus.”
SF Site

Pat Murphy is the Nebula, Philip K. Dick, and World Fantasy Award–winning author of fiction including The Falling Woman; Points of Departure; The City, Not Long After; Wild Girls; and The Shadow Hunter. At the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s museum of science, art, and human perception, Murphy collaborated on nonfiction educational titles, including By Nature’s Design, The Color of Nature, and The Science Explorer. She has taught writing and science fiction at Stanford University, the University of California at Santa Cruz, and the Clarion Speculative Fiction Workshop. Murphy is currently an editor at Klutz, a publisher whose motto is “Create wonderful things, be good, have fun.” She is a black belt in Kenpo Karate, and her favorite color is ultraviolet.

Praise for Pat Murphy

“Murphy manages to instill a real sense of wonder into her consideration of the many ways in which we consider both the reality of our world and the nature of fiction itself.”
Strange Horizons

“Murphy’s [blend] of fantasy and reality honorably recalls the novels of Margaret Atwood.”
Publishers Weekly

“Murphy has a flair for description that brings every aspect of the setting vividly into focus.”
SF Site

Praise for The City, Not Long After

“The author of The Falling Woman, a Nebula Award winner, evokes a haunting vision of life after society’s collapse, as art becomes magic and combines with the power of love to defeat the engines of war. Highly recommended.”
Library Journal

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