Only The Animals: Stories

January 10, 2017|
Only The Animals: Stories by Ceridwen Dovey
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An enthralling, daring collection of stories narrated by animals caught up in large-scale human wars and linked in personal or poetic ways to the great writers of their time.

In a trench on the Western Front, a cat recalls her owner Colette's theatrical antics in Paris. In Nazi 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.

CONTENTSThe BonesSoul of CamelDied 1892, Australia Pigeons, a Pony, the Tomcat and ISoul of CatDied 1915, France Red Peter's Little LadySoul of Chimpanzee Died 1917, Germany HundstageSoul of Dog Died 1941, Poland Somewhere Along the Line the Pearl Would Be Handed to MeSoul of MusselDied 1941, United States of America Plautus: A Memoir ...
Title:Only The Animals: Stories
Product dimensions:256 pages, 8.63 X 5.54 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.63 X 5.54 X 0.65 in
Published:January 10, 2017
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781250097149

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