By Diane Lefer,Jean Ryan,Mary Akers,C.S. Malerich,Patrick Hicks,Midge Raymond,Philip Armstrong,Rosalie Loewen,Julian Hoffman,John Yunker
— The Goose: A magazine of Arts, atmosphere, and tradition in Canada
"Whether whimsical, sorrowful, or just fulfilling, the stories Yunker has introduced jointly ask us to be aware of not just our activities towards animals but additionally the sentiments that inspire our habit. Any animal lover or gourmand of high quality fiction will delight in this assortment and the artistry of its contributors."
"The 16 gifted writers who've produced between Animals have produced extra creative chances than obstacles within the tone and temper ... very nice literary fiction."
— The Chattahoochee Review
Stories that verify the indelible bond between people and animals
The relationships between human and non-human animals is going again to the start of time—and the ways that those relationships have advanced (and occasionally no longer) is the foundation for this selection of modern brief fiction, penned by way of writers from around the globe.
This various selection of tales explores the ways that we are living among—and usually in clash with—our non-human opposite numbers. those tales characteristic animals from the conventional (dogs and cats) to the unique (elands and emus), and in those tales animals are either the rescuers and the rescued. inside those pages are glimpses of the area throughout the eyes of a zookeeper, a take care of employee, a penguin researcher, and a local stray, between many others—all highlighting the ways that animals and people comprehend and problem one another.
Among Animals is a dynamic choice of tales from the world’s such a lot talented modern authors—those who pay shut awareness to the creatures with which we percentage our planet, and who motivate us to pay nearer awareness as well.
Stories & Contributors
Title - Author
Alas, Falada! - Diane Lefer
Greyhound - Jean Ryan
Beyond the Strandline - Mary Akers
Meat - C.S. Malerich
Aren’t You beautiful? - Patrick Hicks
The Ecstatic Cry - Midge Raymond
Litter - Philip Armstrong
The Boto’s baby - Rosalie Loewen
Emu - Jessica Zbeida
With Sheep - Carol bet and Kelly Magee
Pelicans - Julian Hoffman
The Weight of items Unsaid - Sara Dupree
Blue homicide - Suzanne Kamata
Bad Berry Season - Melodie Edwards
Miriam’s Lantern - Ray Keifetz
"Among Animals...is a touching and uncooked number of fantastically crafted, relocating brief fiction tales, the place human and animal lives intertwine in unforeseen ways...a attractive testomony to a few of the human-animal relationships and interactions."
— international Animal
"The tales assembled in between Animals offer profitable reading–alternately relocating, exciting, inspiring and harrowing."
— Animal stories Journal
"All of the tales have been written with the laudable objective of legitimizing the necessity for attractiveness (and software) of the rights of animals in our interactions with them…This anthology reiterates [the human-animal] connection time and again, in a myriad of the way, increasing that connection from the world of pets, via domesticated cattle, until eventually it encompasses all the issues that we name ‘nature,’ revealing (in a manner that's totally loose from the saccharine style of sentiment) that we're and continually were a part of the net of the world."
— Sabotage Reviews
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"A poignant and relocating compilation of news that remind us straight away of our personal human barriers and while of our animalistic possibilities…Among Animals is as provocative because it is pressing, and as available because it is emotional. "— The Goose: A magazine of Arts, surroundings, and tradition in Canada"Whether whimsical, sorrowful, or just gratifying, the stories Yunker has introduced jointly ask us to be aware of not just our activities towards animals but in addition the sentiments that encourage our habit.
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Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction by Diane Lefer,Jean Ryan,Mary Akers,C.S. Malerich,Patrick Hicks,Midge Raymond,Philip Armstrong,Rosalie Loewen,Julian Hoffman,John Yunker