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Author Millet, Lydia, 1968-

Title Love in infant monkeys : stories / Lydia Millet

Publ Info Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint, [2009]
Distributed by Publishers Group West
 RWU Main Library  PS3563.I42175 L68 2009    AVAILABLE
Descript 177 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Contents Sexing the pheasant -- Girl and giraffe -- Sir Henry -- Thomas Edison and Vasil Golakov -- Tesla and wife -- Love in infant monkeys -- Chomsky, rodents -- Jimmy Carter's rabbit -- The lady and the dragon -- Walking bird
Note "Lions, Komodo dragons, dogs, monkeys, and pheasants -- all have shared spotlights and tabloid headlines with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Thomas Edison, and David Hasselhoff. Millet hilariously tweaks these unholy communions to run a stake through the heart of our fascination with famous people and pop culture. While in so much fiction animals exist as symbols of good and evil or as author stand-ins, they represent nothing but themselves in Millet's ruthlessly lucid prose. Implacable in their actions, the animals in Millet's spiraling fictional riffs and flounces show up their humans as bloated with foolishness yet curiously vulnerable, as in a tour-de-force Kabbalah-infused interior monologue by Madonna after she shoots a pheasant on her Scottish estate. Millet treads newly imaginative territory with these charismatic tales."--Publisher
LC subject Animals -- Fiction
Celebrities -- Fiction
Short stories
ISBN 9781593762520 (alk. paper)
1593762526 (alk. paper)