The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets


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$15.95  $14.83
Ig Publishing
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5.5 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Diana Wagman is the author of three novels and numerous short stories, essays and reviews. Her second novel, Spontaneous, won the 2001 USA PEN West Award for Fiction. She is also a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times.


"The Care and Feeding of Exotic Pets tilts on Winnie's strength. In her, Wagman has constructed a magnetic figure who is easy to root for...The book also benefits from breathless pace and a dialogue-heavy structure that hints at Wagman's screenwriting experience and keeps the pages turning."-Los Angeles Times

..".tense and fast-paced."-Wall Street Journal

"Wagman's talent for imagery is well served by the subject matter, and the story is perfectly paced, with humorous breaks in the tension. A PEN Center USA Award winner (for Spontaneous), Wagman has crafted an unusual thriller for psychological crime devotees and fans of the peculiar."-Publishers Weekly

"Told from multiple points of view--everybody but the iguana is represented--the novel is a darkly humorous and occasionally violent exercise in suspense, and a dramatic exposition of the Stockholm syndrome. Wagman does a nice job of lending her characters psychological depth and creating a fast-paced, readable plot."-Booklist

"Wagman's (Bump; Spontaneous; Skin Deep) fourth novel shines is in its complex character development. She gives readers an in-depth, realistic look at the psychological factors motivating her characters, from the shallowness of the celebrities to the insecurities of the teenagers."-Library Journal

"Wagman has crafted a dark, funny and sensitive thriller that might be the first of its kind: the Oedipal abduction tale."-Book Page

"Dark, absurd and hysterically funny."-LA Magazine