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by Sue Coe
Like a latter-day Goya, Sue Coe is driven to create moral works, from stark renditions of slaughterhouse brutality to accounts of abused domestic animals and laboratory testing. In Pit's Letter, a hapless canine describes her desolate life to her only surviving sister. She recounts her puppyhood and upbringing in her human family, her heartless banishment, and finally her ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published June 21st 2000 by Running Press
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A starkly beautiful offering from Coe, who so often uses her artistic gifts to explore the darkest aspects of human nature. In this book, a pit bull recounts her hapless life moving from one harsh situation to another. Merritt Clifton of "Animal People News" has estimated that the average American pit bull's lifespan lasts only eighteen months. Sadly, many real life pit bulls' lives may be just as tragic and abbreviated as this fictional dog's.