Love in Infant Monkeys, Stories

Love in Infant Monkeys, Stories

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Baker & Taylor
The author offers a Pandora's box of astringent and sentimental confections through a collection of stories, each featuring that pairing that society seems to both love and loathe: celebrities and animals.

Perseus Publishing
Lions, Komodo dragons, dogs, monkeys, and pheasants ? all have shared spotlights and tabloid headlines with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Thomas Edison, and David Hasselhoff. Millet hilariously tweaks these unholy communions to run a stake through the heart of our fascination with famous people and pop culture.

While in so much fiction animals exist as symbols of good and evil or as author stand-ins, they represent nothing but themselves in Millet’s ruthlessly lucid prose. Implacable in their actions, the animals in Millet’s spiraling fictional riffs and flounces show up their humans as bloated with foolishness yet curiously vulnerable, as in a tour-de-force Kabbalah-infused interior monologue by Madonna after she shoots a pheasant on her Scottish estate. Millet treads newly imaginative territory with these charismatic tales.

Lions, Komodo dragons, dogs, monkeys, and pheasants — all have shared spotlights and tabloid headlines with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Thomas Edison, and David Hasselhoff. Millet hilariously tweaks these unholy communions to run a stake through the heart of our fascination with famous people and pop culture.

While in so much fiction animals exist as symbols of good and evil or as author stand-ins, they represent nothing but themselves in Millet’s ruthlessly lucid prose. Implacable in their actions, the animals in Millet’s spiraling fictional riffs and flounces show up their humans as bloated with foolishness yet curiously vulnerable, as in a tour-de-force Kabbalah-infused interior monologue by Madonna after she shoots a pheasant on her Scottish estate. Millet treads newly imaginative territory with these charismatic tales.


Baker
& Taylor

The author offers a pandora's box of astringent and sentimental confections through a collection of stories, each featuring that pairing that society seems to both love and loathe: celebrities and animals. By a PEN-USA award winner and an Arthur C. Clarke Prize finalist. Original.

Publisher: New York : Soft Skull Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781593762520
1593762526
Branch Call Number: FICTION MILLE...L
Characteristics: 177 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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janetannwheler
Jun 28, 2013

These quirky stories about well known characters from Madonna to Thomas Edison to Noam Chomsky and their relationships or interactions with animals are fascinating, well written and fun!

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