Large Animals

Author: Jess Arndt
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1936787490
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A Buzzfeed Best Fiction Book of 2017 • An Entropy magazine Best Book of 2017 “Jess Arndt’s Large Animals is wildly original, even as it joins in with the classics of loaded, outlaw literature. Acerbic, ecstatic, hilarious, psychedelic, and affecting in turn, this is an electric debut.” —Maggie Nelson, National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author of The Argonauts Jess Arndt's striking debut collection confronts what it means to have a body. Boldly straddling the line between the imagined and the real, the masculine and the feminine, the knowable and the impossible, these twelve stories are an exhilarating and profoundly original expression of voice. In “Jeff,” Lily Tomlin confuses Jess for Jeff, instigating a dark and hilarious identity crisis. In “Together,” a couple battles a mysterious STD that slowly undoes their relationship, while outside a ferocious weed colonizes their urban garden. And in “Contrails,” a character on the precipice of a seismic change goes on a tour of past lovers, confronting their own reluctance to move on. Arndt’s subjects are canny observers even while they remain dangerously blind to their own truest impulses. Often unnamed, these narrators challenge the limits of language—collectively, their voices create a transgressive new formal space that makes room for the queer, the nonconforming, the undefined. And yet, while they crave connection, love, and understanding, they are constantly at risk of destroying themselves. Large Animals pitches toward the heart, pushing at all our most tender parts—our sex organs, our geography, our words, and the tendons and nerves of our culture.

Large Animals In Everyday Life

Author: Wendy Brenner
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820342904
Size: 67.12 MB
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The eleven stories in Wendy Brenner's debut story collection concern people who are alone or feel themselves to be alone: survivors negotiating between logic and faith who look for mysterious messages and connections in everyday life, those sudden transformations and small miracles that occur in mundane, even absurd settings. Brenner's stories range in setting from the rural and southern (a rotating country music bar, a dog track/jai alai compound, a grocery store, a natural cold springs sinkhole) to the urban and high-tech (absurdly bureaucratic companies and academic departments and a food irradiation plant). Often young and tough women seeking to hone their survival sensibilities, Brenner's characters are a mix of the everyday and the fantastic: frustrated secretaries and scientists, a young supermodel, precocious children, fierce plumbers and mechanics, a psychic grandmother, an unhappy lottery winner, a desperate grocery-store mascot in an animal suit. And then there are the animals—real ones of all kinds who turn up at unlikely moments and often seem to be trying to help.

The Red Book Of Animal Stories Illustrated Annotated Edition

Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849609901
Size: 40.15 MB
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"The Red Book of Animal Storms," selected and edited by Mr. Andrew Lang will be much appreciated by the young folk. The stones are more interesting than voracious, and, indeed, Mr. Lang is careful to notify all and sundry that the book is not altogether scientific. Ww have yet to learn, however, that this is a valid objection to children's stories. The writers have laid all beasts of all times under contribution, from the prehistoric pterodactyl down to the kangaroo of the present day and the bunyip and the sea serpent of tomorrow. This book is fully illustrated and annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer.

Manak Na S Story 75 000 Bc

Author: Bonnye Matthews
Publisher: Publication Consultants
ISBN: 1594333742
Size: 67.57 MB
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"Bonnye Matthews is America’s preeminent writer of prehistoric history." - Grace Cavelieri of The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress. Manak-na's Story, 75,000 BC is book 2 in the popular Winds of Change series, a prehistoric fiction series on the peopling of the Americas. Manak-na hears of an opportunity to take a great adventure. He has raised his children and feels that his time has come to live his dream. Manak-na adventures from China/Mongolia by boat to Mexico and returns, having promised his wife he will limit his adventures to one. Can he keep his promise? The Winds of Change novel series views the peopling of the Americas primarily from research over the last 15 years. The series takes the "what if" perspective. What might it have been like if the Americas abounded in human life long before 12,000 years ago? "What author Bonnye Mathews has managed to do is to expertly craft a series of notably entertaining novels that incorporates new data into an historical fictional accounts that bring these ancient peoples alive." -Midwest Book Review

The Last Goodbye And Other Short Stories

Author: R.W. Scott
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781456860820
Size: 32.42 MB
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The Last Goodbye and Other Short Stories by the writer R W Scott are based on some of his life experiences, stories told to him from his childhood, and from the lives of others. The stories will delight the reader with their variety and easy to read language. Stories of a man ́s love for his wife, a young man ́s trials during the civil war, a struggle for life between a moonshiner and a squirrel, stories of love lost, found, discovered, the humor of the daily live´s of every day people in the work place and in their homes. Stories written not to impress but to bring enjoyment to the reader.

Beautiful Animal Stories For Good Children

Author: Kauko Lehti
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1618971514
Size: 52.23 MB
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From a fragile canary bird to a strong bear, the animals in these ten short stories can speak to one another. A lion may share a secret with a peacock; a frog can explain something to a grasshopper.-----In these soon-to-be-classic stories for pre-K children, the animals find out some important lessons about life. Children will delight in learning with the animals that it isn't good to envy your friends, you shouldn't look down on others, friends stick together and bragging is bad.-----The perfect stories for settling down little ones for a night of pleasant dreams, Beautiful Animal Stories for Good Children are sure to become much-loved favorites to read again and again!

Animal Stories

Author: Max Evans
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806150920
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Legendary western author Max Evans has spent his entire life working with cows and horses. These rangeland animals, and other creatures both domestic and wild, play pivotal roles in his stories. This magnificent collection, beautifully illustrated by cowboy artist Keith Walters, showcases twenty-six animal tales penned by Evans during his long and celebrated career. Both fiction and nonfiction, the stories in this collection get us inside the heads and hearts of numerous four-legged critters—dogs, horses, burros, goats, cattle, deer, coyotes, and more. “The Old One,” for example, shows us the world through the eyes of a prairie dog as she watches her latest litter of pups rolling and tumbling around the mound and thinks of all the things she will need to teach them. And in “The One-Eyed Sky,” an aging cow with a new calf and an old coyote with a litter to feed circle each other warily, trying to protect their young, until a rancher intervenes. Not one to shy away from difficult subjects, Evans also delves into the “animal nature” of human beings, as in “The Heart of the Matter,” where two Vietnam vets and friends kill a deer and then turn their rifles on each other. These captivating tales display Evans’s trademark mix of raucous humor and vivid, poetic descriptions of the high plains of West Texas and his beloved Hi-Lo Country in northeastern New Mexico. He reminds his readers of simpler times and more honorable people even as he evokes the merciless environment in which his characters, both animal and human, struggle to survive.