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The Resource Animalia : a novel, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Animalia : a novel, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne

Label
Animalia : a novel
Title
Animalia
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • 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, making the old horrors of death and disease seem like simpler times."--
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Del Amo, Jean-Baptiste
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
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Wynne, Frank
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  • Families
  • Swine
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Twentieth century
  • France
Label
Animalia : a novel, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 p.
Isbn
9780802147578
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 347334
  • 912226
Label
Animalia : a novel, Jean-Baptiste Del Amo ; translated from the French by Frank Wynne
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
371 p.
Isbn
9780802147578
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
System control number
  • 347334
  • 912226

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