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The Heaven of Animals

Stories

By David James Poissant

In each of the stories in this remarkable debut, award-winning writer David James Poissant explores the tenuous bonds of family—fathers and sons, husbands and wives—as they are tested by the sometimes brutal power of love. His strikingly true-to-life characters have reached a precipice, chased there by troubles of their own making. Standing at the brink, each must make a choice: Leap, or look away? Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin writes that Poissant forces us “to face the people we are when we’re alone in the dark.”

From two friends racing to save the life of an alligator in “Lizard Man” to a girl helping her boy­friend face his greatest fears in “The End of Aaron,” from a man who stalks death on an Atlanta street corner to a brother’s surprise at the surreal, improb­able beauty of a late night encounter with a wolf, Poissant creates worlds that shine with honesty and dark complexity, but also with a profound compas­sion. These are stories hell-bent on hope.

Fresh, smart, lively, and wickedly funny, The Heaven of Animals is startlingly original and compul­sively readable. As bestselling author Kevin Wilson puts it, “Poissant is a writer who knows us with such clarity that we wonder how he found his way so easily into our hearts and souls.”

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Book

Availability

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781476729961


Format: Book
Author: Poissant, David James
Title: The heaven of animals : stories / David James Poissant.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Isbn: 9781476729961 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: F Poissant
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Format: Book
Author: Poissant, David James.
Title: The heaven of animals : stories / David James Poissant.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Description: 259 pages ; 24 cm
Other Title: Short stories. Selections
LCCN: 2013037118
ISBN: 9781476729961 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Poissant