The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
3 Beaverton Literature- A to Z
1 Burnside Literature- A to Z
1 Hawthorne Literature- A to Z

Animal Crackers

by

Animal Crackers Cover

ISBN13: 9780385337441
ISBN10: 0385337442
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

With bravura storytelling, daring imagination, and fierce narrative control, this dazzling debut introduces that rare writer who finds humanity in our most unconventional behavior, and the humor beneath our darkest impulses.

In these ten strange, funny, and unnerving stories, animals become the litmus test of our deepest fears and longings. In the title story, an elephant keeper courts danger from his gentle charge; in "Miss Waldron's Red Colobus," a headstrong young woman in Africa is lured by the freedom of the monkeys in the trees; in "Talk Turkey," a boy has secret conversations with the turkeys on his friend's family's farm; in "Slim's Last Ride," a child plays chilling games with his pet rabbit; in "Gallus Gallus," a pompous husband projects his anger at his wife onto her prized rooster.

This fresh, inventive debut will introduce Hannah Tinti as one of the most gifted writers of her generation. Enter her world at your own risk, and you will come away bewitched.

Review:

"Hannah Tinti is who you want around a campfire or on a long road trip. The stories in Animal Crackers will make your head spin, your skin crawl, your heart jump." Helen Ellis, author of Eating the Cheshire Cat

Review:

"[A] striking debut collection....11 highly original, sometimes gorgeous stories....A redeeming generosity underlies the harsher realities in these stories..." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Review:

"The clearly talented Tinti isn't afraid to take risks, but sometimes she pushes her artfulness a bit too self-consciously." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"A whimsical cross between the Dr. Doolittle books and The Life of Pi. Original and funny, but also tough, touching, shocking, and enthralling." Stephen Dixon, author of Frog, Interstate, and I

Review:

"[E]very story is well wrought and cleverly crafted....[A]lmost every piece in this volume will interrupt your thoughts and invade your sleep." Library Journal

About the Author

Hannah Tinti grew up in Salem, Massachusetts. Her work has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Story Quarterly, and Epoch, among other publications. She is currently the editor of One Story magazine.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Michelle Burnett, August 24, 2009 (view all comments by Michelle Burnett)
It is rare that I read a short story collection in which most of the stories are so good they can stand on their own. Even within the collections of some of my favorite authors there are usually two or three that I just connect with. Therefore, I was thoroughly pleased when I found myself enjoying every story within Animal Crackers by an author I had not yet heard about. I am very much looking forward to her future works.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(1 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385337441
Author:
Tinti, Hannah
Publisher:
Delta
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.96x5.22x.60 in. .50 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Stranger Things Happen
    New Trade Paper $16.00
  2. The Emperor of Ocean Park: A Novel Used Trade Paper $2.50
  3. Mysteries (Penguin Twentieth-Century... New Trade Paper $16.00
  4. The Curious Incident of the Dog in...
    Used Hardcover $5.50
  5. Dry
    Used Book Club Paperback $3.50
  6. The Shadow of the Wind
    Used Book Club Hardcover $2.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Animal Crackers Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.50 In Stock
Product details 208 pages Delta - English 9780385337441 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hannah Tinti is who you want around a campfire or on a long road trip. The stories in Animal Crackers will make your head spin, your skin crawl, your heart jump."
"Review" by , "[A] striking debut collection....11 highly original, sometimes gorgeous stories....A redeeming generosity underlies the harsher realities in these stories..."
"Review" by , "The clearly talented Tinti isn't afraid to take risks, but sometimes she pushes her artfulness a bit too self-consciously."
"Review" by , "A whimsical cross between the Dr. Doolittle books and The Life of Pi. Original and funny, but also tough, touching, shocking, and enthralling."
"Review" by , "[E]very story is well wrought and cleverly crafted....[A]lmost every piece in this volume will interrupt your thoughts and invade your sleep."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.