Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction Diane Lefer

ISBN: 9789781564369

Published: January 12th 2014

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171 pages


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Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction  by  Diane Lefer

Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction by Diane Lefer
January 12th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 171 pages | ISBN: 9789781564369 | 6.38 Mb

Whether whimsical, sorrowful, or simply satisfying, the tales Yunker has brought together ask us to pay attention to not only our actions toward animals but also the emotions that motivate our behavior. Any animal lover or connoisseur of high-quality fiction will appreciate this collection and the artistry of its contributors.--BooklistThe sixteen talented writers who have produced Among Animals have produced more artistic possibilities than limitations in the tone and mood ...

very fine literary fiction.— The Chattahoochee ReviewStories that affirm the indelible bond among humans and animalsThe relationships among human and non-human animals goes back to the beginning of time—and the ways in which these relationships have evolved (and sometimes not) is the inspiration for this collection of contemporary short fiction, penned by writers from across the globe.This diverse collection of stories explores the ways in which we live among—and often in conflict with—our non-human counterparts.

These stories feature animals from the familiar (dogs and cats) to the exotic (elands and emus), and in these stories animals are both the rescuers and the rescued. Within these pages are glimpses of the world through the eyes of a zookeeper, a shelter worker, a penguin researcher, and a neighborhood stray, among many others—all highlighting the ways in which animals and humans understand and challenge one another.Among Animals is a dynamic collection of stories from the world’s most gifted contemporary authors—those who pay close attention to the creatures with which we share our planet, and who inspire us to pay closer attention as well.Stories & ContributorsTitle - AuthorAlas, Falada!

- Diane LeferGreyhound - Jean RyanBeyond the Strandline - Mary AkersMeat - C.S. MalerichAren’t You Pretty? - Patrick HicksThe Ecstatic Cry - Midge RaymondLitter - Philip ArmstrongThe Boto’s Child - Rosalie LoewenEmu - Jessica ZbeidaWith Sheep - Carol Guess and Kelly MageePelicans - Julian HoffmanThe Weight of Things Unsaid - Sara DupreeBlue Murder - Suzanne KamataBad Berry Season - Melodie EdwardsMiriam’s Lantern - Ray Keifetz



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