24 Jul 2020

Book review - The Dominant Animal by Kathryn Scanlan

From Nine To Noon, 10:35 am on 24 July 2020
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Hera Lindsay Bird of Unity Books reviews The Dominant Animal: Stories by Kathryn Scanlan. Published by Faber Factory.

Forty surgically concise short, short stories fold neatly into this gorgeous new novella by by the artist and writer Kathryn Scanlan. Part horror, part fable, part poetry and part aphorism, set in an unnamed rural midwest or an anonymous city, each set piece tells you all you need to know to understand the state of America right now. Read it in one session, because you will go back again and again to uncover the hidden layers of beauty. 

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