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Animals Strike Curious Poses

by Elena Passarello

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"It might be the best book on animals I've ever read. It's also the only one that's made me laugh out loud." —Helen Macdonald, The New York Times Book Review

Beginning with Yuka, a 39,000-year-old mummified woolly mammoth recently found in the Siberian permafrost, each of the sixteen essays in Animals Strike Curious Poses investigates a different famous animal named and immortalized by humans. Modeled loosely after a medieval bestiary, these witty, playful, whip-smart essays, from a winner of a Whiting Award for nonfiction, traverse history, myth, science, and more, bringing each beast vibrantly to life.

"Stunning . . . Passarello's keen wit is on display throughout as she raises questions about the uniqueness of humans. . . . A feast of surprising juxtapositions and gorgeous prose." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"I've spent decades reading books on the roles animals play in human cultures, but none have ever made me think, and feel, as much as this one. It's a devastating meditation on our relationship to the natural world." —Helen Macdonald, The New York Times Book Review

Publication Details

Publisher:
Sarabande Books
Publication Date:
2017

Format

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  • Adobe EPUB eBook 7.2 MB

Elena Passarello (Author)

Elena Passarello is an actor, a writer, and recipient of a 2015 Whiting Award. Her first collection with Sarabande Books, Let Me Clear My Throat, won the gold medal for nonfiction at the 2013 Independent Publisher Awards and was a finalist for the...

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