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Travel in the Mouth of the Wolf by Paul Fattaruso
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May 19, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-in-2011, short-fiction, poetry
Read in April, 2011

This book is sort of weird. Of course, Fattaruso started out as a poet. His poems are very prose-ish, and his prose is very lyrical. But that's only the beginning of how these stories get weird. If a poet is writing fiction at all, the stories are going to be a little out there. So, of course, Fattaruso comes up with people with various personal difficulties banded together in Antarctica reviving a dinosaur. We as readers get to hear what the dinosaur is thinking. We travel through time and traumatic, personality-shaping events to get to sort of a zero point in the story. This book is easy to read and very well-written. Fattaruso reminds me of Tin House author Jim Krusoe, who wrote Girl Factory, Iceland, and one other novel with bizarre plots twists and characters.

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