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Release date: September 2016
Pages: 250
Binding: 5.25 x 8 x .75
ISBN: 978-1-61822-045-5

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 curated collection of stories explores the ways in which we live among—and often in conflict with—our non-human counterparts. These stories feature animals from the familiar (pets and strays) to the wild (deer and birds) to the less beloved but no less important (cockroaches and fishes).

Within these pages are glimpses of the world through the eyes of those who live among, who rescue, and who study these animals, and these collected tales highlight the ways in which animals and humans understand and challenge one another.

Among Animals 2 continues the tradition of gathering stories from the world’s most gifted contemporary authors—those who pay close attention to the creatures with whom we share our planet, and who inspire us to pay closer attention as well.

Praise for Among Animals

“Any animal lover or connoisseur of high-quality fiction will appreciate this collection and the artistry of its contributors.”

“Very fine literary fiction.”

The Chattahoochee Review

Among Animals is as provocative as it is urgent, and as accessible as it is emotional.”

Stories & Contributors

RooSascha Morrell  
It Won’t Be Long NowJoeAnn Hart  
Bight, Tomcat, and the MoonCarmen Marcus  
Phoenix CrossC.S. Malerich  
Shooting a MuleJ. Bowers
Lost PetsLaura Maylene Walter  
Exotic Animal Alert: Please Post WidelyRamola D  
VivariumClaire Ibarra  
Julia and the Sea BearNels Hanson  
A Normal RabbitRachel King  
A Sterile PlaceCatherine Evleshin  
How to Identify Birds in the WildRobyn Ryle  
StraysAnne Elliott  
CaptivityAnthony Sorge  
The Truth of Ten Thousand ThingsHunter Liguore  

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