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Among Animals 2: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction

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A second collection of critically acclaimed stories that affirm the bond among humans and animals

The relationships among human and non-human animals have captivated writers since the beginning of time--and the ways in which these relationships have evolved (and sometimes have not) continue to inspire writers of contemporary short fiction around the world. This carefully cu
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Paperback, 226 pages
Published September 1st 2016 by Ashland Creek Press
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Pamela King
Feb 03, 2017 rated it liked it
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I am afraid this book didn’t do anything for me.

Among Animals 2 is a collection of stories about the varied relationships between humans and animals. Although the stories are basically well written many were left up in the air or didn’t resolve an issue.

The potential reader should also be warned that some stories are quite upsetting which, as an animal lover, I found hard to read. Others are more light-hearted but overall these do not balance the more distressing ones.

Because of the quality of
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Stephanie
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Among Animals 2 is a collection of short stories that examines the varied relationships between humans and animals. With a mix of contemporary fiction, historical stories, dystopian and science fiction, many different aspects of these relationships are able to be captured. Some of these stories will make you uncomfortable, some are sweet and comforting, all will make you think about the relationships humans share with animals that are pets, in captivity, on farms or in the wild and how our actio ...more
Tamsen
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The stories in this collection vary from playful to distressing, all with a purpose. They served to illuminate both my rather soft hearted relationship with animals and the relationships other humans have with the animals they encounter. Several were painful to read, and yet well worth it for their perspectives and insights. We live in a world of opposites. In my own community rapid development has pushed coyotes into existing residential areas. The widely divergent reactions of residents corres ...more
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