Talia Lakshmi Kolluri

What We Fed to the Manticore -- Talia Lakshmi Kolluri, Paperback

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Through nine emotionally vivid stories, all narrated from animal perspectives, Talia Lakshmi Kolluri's debut collection explores themes of environmentalism, conservation, identity, belonging, loss, and family with resounding heart and deep tenderness. In Kolluri's pages, a faithful hound mourns the loss of the endangered rhino he swore to protect. Vultures seek meaning as they attend to the antelope that perished in Central Asia. A beloved donkey's loyalty to a zookeeper in Gaza is put to the ultimate test. And a wounded pigeon in Delhi finds an unlikely friend.

In striking, immersive detail against the backdrop of an ever-changing international landscape, What We Fed to the Manticore speaks to the fears and joys of the creatures we share our world with, and ultimately places the reader under the rich canopy of the tree of life.



Author: Talia Lakshmi Kolluri
Publisher: Tin House Books
Published: 09/06/2022
Pages: 200
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.48lbs
Size: 8.48h x 5.62w x 0.55d
ISBN: 9781953534415

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/04/2022
Booklist 08/01/2022 pg. 25
Shelf Awareness 09/09/2022

Product Tags:

Animals, Fiction, Fiction - General, Literary, Paperback, Short Stories (single author), Talia Lakshmi Kolluri, Tin House Books

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