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  • 02/2015
  • 978-1506016801
  • 132 pages
  • $9.95
Zoo Story: A Tail For Our Time

Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

“Zoo Story: A Tail for Our Time” is a 21st century retelling of Orwell’s “Animal Farm.” In Gotham’s decrepit and bankrupt zoo, the animals revolt and seize control, eventually invading the surrounding park. The city is in an uproar. The blogosphere goes berserk. Politicians and pundits, animal rights groups and non-profits, columnists and commentators, actors and rock stars demand action. Throughout the world, demonstrations erupt both in support of and against animal freedom. Media commentators and bloggers argue over whether to destroy the rebellious beasts or give them their rights. Academics chime in with theories of bestial behavior. Non-profits fight for the right to provide help to the beasts and conflict over food quality and animal rights. Debates grow violent. The government moves to dispatch the National Guard to restore order. The United Nations calls a special session. The famous if fading starlet Childe organizes a march of a million children to "save the zoo". The animals realize “they’re not paying attention to US! They were supposed to pay attention to US! Isn't that the point? How do these humans survive if they keep growling at each other all day long? Law of the jungle out there.” “Zoo Story” combines satire with commentary on the decline of language and meaning in today’s blogs and social media, political debates, dubious charities and cynical marketing strategies.
Formats
Paperback Details
  • 02/2015
  • 978-1506016801
  • 132 pages
  • $9.95

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