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  • ISBN: 9781953534491
  • ISBN: 1953534414
  • ISBN: 9781953534415
  • Physical Description: 189 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Tin House, [2022]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-189).
Formatted Contents Note: The Good Donkey -- What We Fed to the Manticore -- Someone Must Watch Over the Dead -- The Dog Star is the Brightest Star in the Sky -- May God Forever Bless the Rhino Keepers -- The Hunted, the Haunted, the Hungry, the Tame -- The Open Ocean is an Endless Desert -- A Level of Tolerance -- Let Your Body Meet the Ground.
Summary, etc.: "In stories that span the globe, What We Fed to the Manticore takes readers inside the minds of a full cast of animal narrators to understand the triumphs, heartbreaks, and complexities of the creatures that share our world. Through nine emotionally vivid stories, all narrated from animal perspectives, Talia Lakshmi Kolluri's debut collection explores themes of environmentalism, conservation, identity, belonging, loss, and family with resounding heart and deep tenderness. In Kolluri's pages, a faithful hound mourns the loss of the endangered rhino he swore to protect. Vultures seek meaning as they attend to the antelope that perished in Central Asia. A beloved donkey's loyalty to a zookeeper in Gaza is put to the ultimate test. And a wounded pigeon in Delhi finds an unlikely friend. In striking, immersive detail against the backdrop of an ever-changing international landscape, What We Fed to the Manticore speaks to the fears and joys of the creatures we share our world with, and ultimately places the reader under the rich canopy of the tree of life"--

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 August #1
    *Starred Review* While novels told from an animal's point of view are that unusual, an entire story collection with non-human narrators seems rare. Even more striking is the stupendous quality of Kolluri's breathtaking debut. Deep bonds define Kolluri's heart-pulling protagonists, who too often face relentless man-made destruction. In "The Good Donkey," two emaciated lions befriend a donkey reluctantly posing as a zebra in a makeshift, shell-shocked Palestinian zoo. A white bear and a fox have only each other in "The Dog Star Is the Brightest Star in the Sky" as their frozen habitat disappears. A mother wolf with four pups who's desperately searching for her brother won't survive her first encounter with a truck and gun in "A Level of Tolerance." Oversize vessels endanger migrating whales in "The Open Ocean Is an Endless Desert." A pigeon is seriously injured by glass-encrusted kite string in "Let Your Body Meet the Ground." In the collection's most (tear-inducingly) remarkable "May God Forever Bless the Rhino Keepers," a hound sacrifices his own safety to save his youthful charge. In her must-read author's note pondering the wild and tame (how much perspective matters!), Kolluri explains, "I dissolved the distance in my mind between myself and the wild world, which helped me understand that the story of my life includes the story of all the life that surrounds us." She deftly gifts that transforming empathy to readers. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Animals
Animaux Romans, nouvelles, etc
Human-animal relationships Fiction
Animals Fiction
Genre: Short stories.
Animal fiction.
Short stories.
Animal fiction.
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