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The octopus has three hearts : short stories, Rachel Rose

Label
The octopus has three hearts : short stories
Title
The octopus has three hearts
Title remainder
short stories
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Rose
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To the outside world, Roxanne seems terribly lonely: her husband Earl has passed away, and her daughter Linda was murdered. What people don{u2019}t understand is that Earl and Linda are still keeping Roxanne company, reincarnated in the forms of a wiener dog and standard poodle. But this relationship{u2014}not idyllic, it{u2019}s true, but at least relatively harmonious{u2014}is disrupted when Roxanne accidentally hits a pit bull with her car. On the precipice of having the dog put down, she recognizes the eyes of her daughter{u2019}s killer, Helmut. Should she choose retribution, or forgiveness? This is the highly original set-up of 2You{u2019}re Home Now,3 the opening story in Rachel Rose{u2019}s debut work of fiction. These are clever, engaging stories with a compelling link: the characters, generally living on the fringes of society for some reason or another, all have better relationships with animals than with other humans. There{u2019}s a diverse range of creatures, with stories featuring a parrot, an octopus, rats, a chameleon, a pig (Francis Bacon), deer and bats, as well as the more traditional dogs and a pair of kittens named Yin and Yang. The stories in The Octopus Has Three Hearts combine vivid characters and original premises with Rose{u2019}s trademark combination of whimsy and irony to explore universal elements of the human condition, from parenthood to sexuality, identity to fidelity. It is a collection that will appeal to animal lovers, readers of literary fiction and anyone looking for their place to belong
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1970-
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Rose, Rachel
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
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  • Animals
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Interpersonal relations
Target audience
adult
Label
The octopus has three hearts : short stories, Rachel Rose
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Publication
Copyright
Contents
Of rats and men -- You're home now -- Troll -- Warhol -- Revolting beasts and those who love them -- The glass eye -- Jericho -- Porco Dio -- Wings on pigs -- The octopus has three hearts -- Karma -- Will you accept the charges? -- A toss through time -- White-nose syndrome
Control code
on1227096731
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781771622882
Label
The octopus has three hearts : short stories, Rachel Rose
Publication
Copyright
Contents
Of rats and men -- You're home now -- Troll -- Warhol -- Revolting beasts and those who love them -- The glass eye -- Jericho -- Porco Dio -- Wings on pigs -- The octopus has three hearts -- Karma -- Will you accept the charges? -- A toss through time -- White-nose syndrome
Control code
on1227096731
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781771622882

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