Eating Mammals: Three Novellas
In the tradition of T. C. Boyle,
Gypsies, businessmen, servants, masters, and unwise children come together in three mythical tales from Victorian England. Eating Mammals evokes a lost time and place in which the realm of the magical seems almost too possible: a winged cat wreaks havoc in a Yorkshire workhouse and then in the minds of a succession of owners; a famed stunt eater introduces his apprentice, Captain Gusto, to the delicate art of devouring anything for a living; a blooming romance between two meat-pie makers leads thirty-two adorned donkeys to the altar. Wholly original and as assured as folklore, Eating Mammals marks the arrival of a very distinctive new voice.
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Review: Eating Mammals: Three NovellasUser Review - Gabbi - Goodreads
At times comic, at times grotesque, and at times just bizarre, Barlow's amusing novellas combine magical realism with a pseudo-Victorian writing style. Enjoyable. Read full review