Animals in Peril: Stories

Animals in Peril Stories A long awaited debut collection of stories from an author who s mystified by what moves the human heart Animals in Peril explores our relationships with animals other people and ourselves Represent

  • Title: Animals in Peril: Stories
  • Author: Ryan Kenealy
  • ISBN: 9781940430065
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Paperback
  • A long awaited debut collection of stories from an author who s mystified by what moves the human heart, Animals in Peril explores our relationships with animals, other people, and ourselves.Representing the furry, the feathered, the four legged and the winged, the cast of Animals in Peril includes a coronoray thrombotic shih tzu from Chicago, a junko that flies into a skyA long awaited debut collection of stories from an author who s mystified by what moves the human heart, Animals in Peril explores our relationships with animals, other people, and ourselves.Representing the furry, the feathered, the four legged and the winged, the cast of Animals in Peril includes a coronoray thrombotic shih tzu from Chicago, a junko that flies into a skyscraper, a decapitated skunk in Ohio, and a runaway roan, depicted in black and white watercolor images by the author At times humorous, melancholic, and self reflective, these Midwestern stories examine the love we extend to our pets, how we project human complexities upon animal behavior, and how little we actually know about the 1.5 million species of animals with whom we share this planet.

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    1. The emotional movement in these stories is surprisingly delicate and graceful given the nicely hard spareness of the prose. The stories know what they need to say and say it, but somehow there is an ethereal quality to things as well, something in the stories that transcends the mundane surroundingsmething that is easily followed but not easily held in the hand. Kenealy zeroes in at exactly the right moments in order to move and engage with maximum effect. I liked these stories quite a bit.

    2. Solid collection of short stories. Kenealy doesn't shy away from not tying everything in a bow with his endings. Faves include "Uncle Dave," "Driftless," and "Flea."

    3. Brilliant, unclassifiable, a pocketful of stories with discordant emotional familiarity threaded through them like Raymond Carver reborn. Kenealy is very, very good.

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