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Eating Mammals

(2004)
Three Novellas
A collection of stories by

 
Three wonderfully original, linked novellas based on true stories from the winner of the Paris Review's Discovery Award. A new voice from Yorkshire, John Barlow has been compared to Michel Faber and T.C. Boyle. This is his first book.

A winged cat wreaks havoc in a Yorkshire workhouse. An autumnal romance between two pork pie makers is celebrated with a donkey wedding. The strange career of Michael 'Cast Iron' Mulligan is revealed by his unlucky apprentice Captain Gusto, both men who eat - and eat anything - for a living. These are the stories that mark the debut of one of fiction's most original and assured new voices. And, remarkably, they all are based on fact.

Gypsies, Victorian businessmen, servants, masters and unwise children come together in three gothic and moving novellas of magic and deception. Largely set in the nineteenth century, they combine the satisfactions of the finest novels with a playfulness that does not forfeit humanity. With the comic sensibility of Dickens and a taste for the macabre worthy of Irvine Welsh, John Barlow is a storyteller with a unique imagination who will continue to amaze and entertain us for many years to come.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: Eating Mammals: Three Novellas
Author(s): J Barlow
ISBN: 1-4176-4533-4 / 978-1-4176-4533-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush
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Paperback Editions

May 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Eating Mammals
Author(s): John Barlow
ISBN: 0-00-716649-4 / 978-0-00-716649-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperPerennial
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March 2004 : UK Paperback
Title: Eating Mammals
Author(s): John Barlow
ISBN: 0-00-716648-6 / 978-0-00-716648-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Eating Mammals: Three Novellas
Author(s): John Barlow
ISBN: 0-06-059175-7 / 978-0-06-059175-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

June 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Eating Mammals
Author(s): John Barlow
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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