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Animals speak. But humans are, with few exceptions, ill-equipped to understand them. Fortunately, we have writers.
Writers play the critical role of interpreter, positioned between humans and the billions of nonhuman animals with whom we share this planet. In Among Animals 3, you will meet some of these writers, as well as the animals who inspire them.
The writers of these stories have made the most of their talents in writing about species ranging from dogs and cats to chickens and pigs. In one story, we meet a donkey. In another, a jaguar. In still others: pumas, primates, and myriad birds. We even encounter a species or two not yet formally identified. This collection of stories takes us back in time and into the future; some stories are set in the often unsettling and still-evolving present.
These stories, whether haunting or humorous, realistic or speculative, all challenge us to see what we have tried to avoid seeing. It’s only by looking straight on—and acting upon what we witness—that we can ensure a better future for animals and the planet.
“Any animal lover or connoisseur of high-quality fiction will appreciate this collection and the artistry of its contributors.”
“Very fine literary fiction.”
“Among Animals is as provocative as it is urgent, and as accessible as it is emotional.”
|The Art of Dying||Nadja Lubiw-Hazard|
|For the Animals||Setter Brindle Birch|
|Liftoff||Ingrid L. Taylor|
|Survival Skills||Diane Lefer|
|Flying Home||JoeAnn Hart|
|One Trick Pony||J. Bowers|
|The Pet Project||Helia S. Rethmann|
|Behind the Chokecherry||Jacquie Vervain|
|Ass of Otranto||Marilyn Moriarty|
|The Curious Case of the Cave Salamander||Gwen C. Katz|
|Brasita de Fuego||Kipp Wessel|
|Last of the Sasquatch Wilds||James Edward O'Brien|
|Everything That Can Go Wrong with a Body||Elisabeth Benjamin|