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, setting, and tradition in Canada
"Whether whimsical, sorrowful, or just enjoyable, the stories Yunker has introduced jointly ask us to concentrate on not just our activities towards animals but additionally the feelings that encourage our habit. Any animal lover or gourmand of high quality fiction will savor this assortment and the artistry of its contributors."
"The 16 gifted writers who've produced between Animals have produced extra creative probabilities than boundaries within the tone and temper ... very effective 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 developed (and occasionally now not) is the foundation for this number of modern brief fiction, penned by means of writers from around the globe.
This various number of tales explores the ways that we are living among—and frequently in clash with—our non-human opposite numbers. those tales characteristic animals from the popular (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 realm in the course of the eyes of a zookeeper, a protect 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 selection of tales from the world’s so much proficient modern authors—those who pay shut recognition to the creatures with which we proportion our planet, and who encourage 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 lovely? - 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 selection of superbly 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 supply profitable reading–alternately relocating, interesting, inspiring and harrowing."
— Animal reviews Journal
"All of the tales have been written with the laudable objective of legitimizing the necessity for reputation (and program) of the rights of animals in our interactions with them…This anthology reiterates [the human-animal] connection time and again, in a myriad of how, increasing that connection from the area of pets, via domesticated cattle, until eventually it encompasses the entire issues that we name ‘nature,’ revealing (in a fashion that's utterly unfastened from the saccharine style of sentiment) that we're and continuously were a part of the internet of the world."
— Sabotage Reviews
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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