Hot Animal Love

Hot Animal Love

Tales of Modern Romance

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
In a collection of satirical tales in which members of the animal kingdom reflect humanity's denial behaviors, a duck struggles to gain acceptance in publish-or-perish academia, a hedonistic penguin attempts to drink himself to death, and more. By the author of Good Girl Wants It Bad. Original.

Perseus Publishing
Scott Bradfield's newest collection, Hot Animal Love, reads as if Raymond Carver penned Charlotte's Web — though for the kids this collection is surely not. Bradfield's witty, sardonic prose is brilliantly on display as the harsh emotional realities of contemporary life — exemplified by the basic instincts of love and hate — are played out across all facets of the animal kingdom. From a duck struggling to gain academic tenure and a penguin trying to drink himself to death, to personal ads for lonely canines, and the familiar antics of those poor, pitiful, humans themselves, Bradfield strips bare the very essence of human behavior and asks us to consider who the real beasts are — the results are both hilarious and profoundly moving.

Scott Bradfield's newest collection, Hot Animal Love, reads as if Raymond Carver penned Charlotte's Web — though for the kids this collection is surely not. Bradfield's witty, sardonic prose is brilliantly on display as the harsh emotional realities of contemporary life — exemplified by the basic instincts of love and hate — are played out across all facets of the animal kingdom. From a duck struggling to gain academic tenure and a penguin trying to drink himself to death, to personal ads for lonely canines, and the familiar antics of those poor, pitiful, humans themselves, Bradfield strips bare the very essence of human behavior and asks us to consider who the real beasts are — the results are both hilarious and profoundly moving.


Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Publishers Group West, 2005
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786715763
0786715766
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 21 cm

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