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Only the Animals

(2015)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Perhaps only the animals can tell us what it is to be human

The souls of ten animals caught up in human conflicts over the last century and connected to both famous and little-known writers in surprising ways tell their astonishing stories of life and death. In a trench on the Western Front, a cat recalls her owner Colette's theatrical antics in Paris. In Nazi Germany, a dog seeks enlightenment. A Russian tortoise once owned by the Tolstoys drifts in space during the Cold War. During the Siege of Sarajevo, a starving bear tells a fairy tale. And a dolphin sent to Iraq by the U.S. Navy writes a letter to Sylvia Plath.
Exquisitely written, playful, and poignant, Ceridwen Dovey's Only the Animals is a remarkable literary achievement by one of our brightest young writers. An animal's-eye-view of humans at our brutal, violent worst and our creative, imaginative best, it asks us to find our way back to empathy not only for animals but for other people, and to believe again in the redemptive power of reading and writing fiction.

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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Only the Animals: Stories
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
ISBN: 0-374-22663-6 / 978-0-374-22663-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Only the Animals: Stories
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
ISBN: 1-250-09714-2 / 978-1-250-09714-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Only the Animals
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
ISBN: 1-78239-717-5 / 978-1-78239-717-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Only the Animals: Stories
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Only the Animals
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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