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Animal’s People by Indra Sinha [in Bloomsbury Review]

Animal's PeopleA 2007 Booker Prize nominee, Sinha’s third title is presented as a series of 23 directly transcribed tapes, spoken by a creature called “Animal,” who was once human before an industrial chemical catastrophe (inspired by the 1984 Bhopal, India poisonous gas leak in) twisted his limbs and bones into unrecognizable form. Living in the slums amidst survivors and supporters trying to fight the giants that caused the tragic disaster, 19-year-old Animal narrates his tenuous existence, at once desperate and foul, infused with moments of joy and unexpected beauty.

Review: “In Celebration of Asian Pacific American Month: A Survey of New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, May/June 2008

Readers: Adult

Published: 2008 (United States)

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