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Only the Animals : Stories (Reprint) (Hardcover) (Ceridwen Dovey)

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Perhaps only the animals can tell us what it is to be humanThe souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century and connected to both famous and little-known writers in surprising ways tell their astonishing stories of life and death. In a trench on the Western Front, a cat recalls her owner Colette's theatrical antics in Paris. In ****** Germany, a dog seeks enlightenment. A Russian tortoise once owned by the Tolstoys drifts in space during the Cold War. During the Siege of Sarajevo, a starving bear tells a fairy tale. And a dolphin sent to Iraq by the U.S. Navy writes a letter to Sylvia Plath.Exquisitely written, playful, and poignant, Ceridwen Dovey's Only the Animals is a remarkable literary achievement by one of our brightest young writers. An animal's-eye-view of humans at our brutal, violent worst and our creative, imaginative best, it asks us to find our way back to empathy not only for animals but for other people, and to believe again in the redemptive power of reading and writing fiction.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 248
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Animals
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Author: Ceridwen Dovey
Language: English
Street Date: September 15, 2015
TCIN: 18849172
UPC: 9780374226633
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-2419

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