Talking Animals

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Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Fsg Originals
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374538743
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About the Author

Joni Murphy is a writer from New Mexico who lives in New York. Her debut novel Double Teenage was published in 2016. It was named one of The Globe and Mail's 100 Best Books of 2016.

Reviews

Set in a world as cruel and complex as our own, Joni Murphy's Talking Animals erases the illusory distinction between man and beast. This tale of lonesome hearts, rising seas, and political intrigue is not only engrossing and finely wrought, it carries a message of survival: we're all in this together, and we need each other. --Lisa Locascio, author of Open Me

Absurd and irreverent, Talking Animals is a wild love letter to all bureaucrats, academics, and alpacas of the anthropocene. Joni Murphy, rightful zookeeper-heir to Kafka's animal kingdom, speaks for us all in this moment of human-engineered bittersweet disaster. --Patty Yumi Cotrell, author of Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

New York City populated by animals. The protagonist is an alpaca. [Talking Animals is] this amazing capitalist critique that feels very reassuring, depicting a world already turned upside down." --Kate Elizabeth Russell, author of My Dark Vanessa

The long effort to raise human life above all else comes to a merciful end in Joni Murphy's Talking Animals. Grief, inequality, the possibility of liberation: Murphy sings a song 'not kind, just true.' This is a rare novel, one with the humane gift of humor--and real urgency. And rarest of all, it's a novel we need. --Andrew Durbin, author of MacArthur Park

"The best NYC novel since The Puttermesser Papers, Murphy's wise and hilarious Talking Animals bobs along the wake of the present and coming flood like some driftwood ark of sibylline genius. Its beasts reveal ourselves: the mercenaries, the easily complicit, the legion of sheep and lemmings (no offense), and the rarely defiant. Read it; after all, the sky is falling." --Eugene Lim, author of Dear Cyborgs