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Animal's People by Indra Sinha
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Sep 20, 2012

really liked it
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Read in November, 2012

I found this a very painful and moving story, not easy to read, but buoyed up with hope. It's the story of a young man who has grown up (or anyway, grown) in the shadow of a chemical factory disaster that has left him having to walk on all fours, so he's called 'Animal'. He's living in terrible poverty with people suffering from the poisonous fallout all around him, but he's surrounded by tough love and friendship. There is a lot of sex-related language and swearing - that seemed very realistic to me but some readers might not like it.

I loved the ending. I wasn't sure I would, but it didn't go the way I expected and I thought it worked really well.

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