McCorkle takes us back to her longtime fictional home town, Fulton, North Carolina, to meet a broad range of characters that have much in common with the so-called lesser species. The voices with which McCorkle tells their stories crackle with wit, but also with a deeper-and more forgiving-wisdom than ever before.
“What makes Southern writers so good? McCorkle’s economically worded stories are arguably the equal of the best of Eudora Welty, Truman Capote, or Flannery O’Connor. These deceptively simple animal-titled tales resonate and entertain… It is hard to pick favorites from among these dozen all-too-human tales…” — Library Journal
“Jill McCorkle’s barkingly funny short-story collection trots out a menagerie of tragic and absurd tales with tails.” — Vanity Fair
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