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Animal People
Author: Charlotte Wood

ISBN: 9781743311844
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 1 October 2012
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.1
'...a compelling and ultimately moving novel that cements Wood's place as one of the most intelligent and compassionate novelists in Australia.' Angela Meyer, The Age

Why I can't review Animal People

'I read Charlotte Wood's novel Animal People twice. I think it's one of the best contemporary novels I have read. But I cannot review it. I tried a number of times and failed each time. I only recently realised why this is. I don't want to review Animal People. I want to recommend it.

'I felt I had been dismantled, cleaned and reassembled by the novel. The novel did not change me. It reintroduced me to the important parts that make up who I am. And this is why I have had such difficulty writing about Animal People.

'To write a review is to accept that this book is like the last book I reviewed. That Charlotte Wood's reason for writing is much like any other novelist's reason for writing-to tell a story. Well I can't do that. I feel that Charlotte Wood is an artist, a thinker, an observer, a chronicler, a radical whose wor...

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