Among Animals: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction
Stories that affirm the indelible bond among humans and animals The 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,... show more
Stories that affirm the indelible bond among humans and animals The 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 and contributors include: Alas, Falada! by Diane LeferGreyhound by Jean RyanBeyond the Strandline by Mary AkersMeat by C.S. MalerichAren't You Pretty? by Patrick HicksThe Ecstatic Cry by Midge RaymondLitter by Philip ArmstrongThe Boto's Child by Rosalie LoewenEmu by Jessica ZbeidaWith Sheep by Carol Guess and Kelly MageePelicans by Julian HoffmanThe Weight of Things Unsaid by Sara DupreeBlue Murder by Suzanne KamataBad Berry Season by Melodie EdwardsMiriam's Lantern by Ray Keifetz
Publish date: February 1st 2014
Publisher: Ashland Creek Press
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
I really didn't know what I was getting into when I won this book, but I was glad that I did. This is a compilation of fictional short stories from a variety of authors that showcase the relationships between animals and humans. Through these stories, we are reminded that the way we treat animals ...