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Eating Mammals: Three Novellas - John Barlow
Eating Mammals: Three Novellas
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In the tradition of T. C. Boyle,Steven Millhauser, and Michel Faber -- with a penchant forthe macabre worthy of Irvine Welsh -- comes Eating Mammals. Gypsies, businessmen, servants, masters, and unwise children come together in three mythical tales from Victorian England. Eating Mammals evokes a... show more
In the tradition of T. C. Boyle,Steven Millhauser, and Michel Faber -- with a penchant forthe macabre worthy of Irvine Welsh -- comes Eating Mammals. Gypsies, businessmen, servants, masters, and unwise children come together in three mythical tales from Victorian England. Eating Mammals evokes a lost time and place in which the realm of the magical seems almost too possible: a winged cat wreaks havoc in a Yorkshire workhouse and then in the minds of a succession of owners; a famed stunt eater introduces his apprentice, Captain Gusto, to the delicate art of devouring anything for a living; a blooming romance between two meat-pie makers leads thirty-two adorned donkeys to the altar. Wholly original and as assured as folklore, Eating Mammals marks the arrival of a very distinctive new voice.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060591755 (0060591757)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Three novellas. This author is great at conveying details in a compelling manner, but doesn't really do a good job of telling a story. The first is about a man who eats odd things for money told from the POV of his apprentice. It's easily the best of the three because it is more about description th...
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