Confessions of a Carnivore

Confessions of a Carnivore

by Diane Lefer
Confessions of a Carnivore

Confessions of a Carnivore

by Diane Lefer

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Overview

After Rae's ear is shot off by a jittery security guard at the health food store, the insurance settlement allows her to take a year off from teaching. She spends it volunteering at the Los Angeles Zoo. These days, except for her best friend Jennie, Rae has little use for human beings. She loves cats–lots of cats, and the refugee she cares for, airlifted from Afghanistan to safety, is not a person but a mountain goat.
As the US goes to war and baboons fall deeply, tragically, in love, Rae's involvement with Gorilla Theater--street agitators raising awareness of animal rights--leads inexorably to confrontations over human rights. Especially when Jennie is disappeared. Confessions of a Carnivore is an antic romp through a minefield, a novel about animal behavior, endangered species, endangered democracy, and love.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151411226
Publisher: Fomite
Publication date: 04/27/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 328
File size: 639 KB

About the Author

Diane Lefer is an award-winning fiction author, playwright, and occasional rabble-rouser. She has studied primate behavior for the Research Department of the Los Angeles Zoo for almost twenty years and brings attention and affection to the rescue cats at the Amanda Foundation. Her ongoing collaboration with Colombian exile Hector Aristizábal includes Theater of the Oppressed workshops in the US and abroad, their nonfiction book, The Blessing Next to the Wound: A story of art, activism, and transformation, and their play Nightwind which has toured the US and more than 30 other countries as part of the worldwide movement to end the practice of torture.
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