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The Resource Animalia, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, (electronic resource)

Animalia, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, (electronic resource)

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Animalia
Title
Animalia
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Jean-Baptiste Del Amo
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Language
eng
Summary
The small village of Puy-Larroque, southwest France, 1898. Éléonore is a child living with her father, a pig farmer whose terminal illness leaves him unable to work, and her God-fearing mother, who runs both farm and family with an iron hand. Éléonore passes her childhood with little heat and no running water, sharing a small room with her cousin Marcel, who does most of the physical labor on the farm. When World War I breaks out and the village empties, Éléonore gets a taste of the changes that will transform her world as the twentieth century rolls on. As the reader moves into the second part of the novel, which takes place in the 1980s, the untamed world of Puy-Larroque seems gone forever. Now, Éléonore has herself aged into the role of matriarch, and the family is running a large industrial pig farm, where thousands of pigs churn daily through cycles of birth, growth, and death. Moments of sublime beauty and powerful emotion mix with the thoughtless brutality waged against animals that makes the old horrors of death and disease seem like simpler times. A dramatic and chilling tale of man and beast that recalls the naturalism of writers like Émile Zola, Animalia traverses the twentieth century as it examines man's quest to conquer nature, critiques the legacy of modernity and the transmission of violence from one generation to the next, and questions whether we can hold out hope for redemption in this brutal world
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Enduring a hardscrabble childhood on her family's farm in southwest France, a woman becomes the matriarch of a large industrial pig farm, where the casual brutality inflicted on animals reflects the horrors of the 20th century's wars and diseases
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10804713
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BT
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Del Amo, Jean-Baptiste
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Wynne, Frank
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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adult
Label
Animalia, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802147585
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d94d16a3-a91b-4428-8eff-0b4111c61420
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Adobe EPUB eBook
Label
Animalia, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802147585
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d94d16a3-a91b-4428-8eff-0b4111c61420
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
Adobe EPUB eBook

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