It’s time for another monthly book recommendation. This month I’ve chosen another interesting book that I’m glad to have read. Enjoy!

Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

This month I’m recommending Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey.

This collection consists of ten stories narrated by the souls of animals who died during human conflicts across history. While the subject matter means the book could be terribly depressing, the stories retain a sense of off-beat humour that prevents the collection from being too bleak.

Overall, it’s a thoughtful and interesting read.

More about the book can be found on the publisher’s site.

About the author:

Ceridwen Dovey was born in South Africa and raised between South Africa and Australia. She studied social anthropology at Harvard as an undergraduate and received her Masters in social anthropology from New York University. Her debut novel, Blood Kin, was published in fifteen countries, shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, and selected for the US National Book Foundation’s prestigious ‘5 Under 35’ honours list. The Wall Street Journal has named her as one of their ‘artists to watch.’ Her second book of fiction, Only the Animals, was described by The Guardian as a ‘dazzling, imagined history of humans’ relationship with animals.’ Ceridwen lives in Sydney.

Header image: Black Bear by Jitze Couperus.

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