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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 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. In the siege of Sarajevo a bear starving to death tells a fairytale. And a dolphin sent to Iraq by the US Navy writes a letter to Sylvia Plath.

Exquisitely written, playful and poignant, Only the Animals is a remarkable literary achievement by this bright young writer. 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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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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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August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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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Kindle Editions

September 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Only the Animals: Stories
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Only the Animals
Author(s): Ceridwen Dovey
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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