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Published: May 2019
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BIC Subject: Fiction in translation
 
Published: 07-May-2019
Format: Paperback, 424 pages, 0x0mm
ISBN: 9781925773767
Stock Code: 5773767
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Animalia tells the confronting and compelling story of a peasant family in south-west France as they develop their plot of land into an intensive pig farm. In an environment dominated by animals, five generations endure the cataclysm of two world wars, economic disasters, and the emergence of a brutal industrialism. Only the enchanted realm of childhood-that of leonore, the matriarch, and Jerome, her grandson-and the innate freedom of the animals offer any respite from the barbarity of humanity. Animalia is a powerful novel about man's desire to conquer nature and the transmission of violence from one generation to the next.Animalia tells the confronting and compelling story of a peasant family in south-west France as they develop their plot of land into an intensive pig farm. In an environment dominated by animals, five generations endure the cataclysm of two world wars, economic disasters, and the emergence of a brutal industrialism. Only the enchanted realm of childhood-that of leonore, the matriarch, and Jerome, her grandson-and the innate freedom of the animals offer any respite from the barbarity of humanity. Animalia is a powerful novel about man's desire to conquer nature and the transmission of violence from one generation to the next.
Jean-Baptiste del Amo, born in 1981, is one of France?s most exciting and talented young writers. Animalia, his fourth novel, is his first to appear in English.Translator Frank Wynne?s translations include works by Michel Houellebecq, Frederic Beigbeder and Virginie Despentes.
 
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