The Zookeeper

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Alyson Books, 2006 - Fiction - 281 pages
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At 34 years old, Sam Metcalfe’s life looks pretty complete, even to himself. He has a good, solid job as a zookeeper in Washington, D.C. where he cares for the primates and one ageing curmudgeon of a father figure, Jack Kinsely. At home Sam is equally the “keeper” for his nuclear family that includes his business-like mother, ambitious sister, and adolescent nephew. Sam’s best friend Laurel has been there for him since late childhood and the super handsome Tim McAllister is a local newscaster who has recently started dating Sam.

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Alex Maclennan has lived in Maryland, San Francisco, Provincetown, and currently resides in Washington DC. He graduated from University of Maryland, and received his MFA from American University. This novel was inpsired during his time as an employee at t

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