Animal Magnet

Animal Magnet

by Gary W Anderson

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Told from numerous and at times oblique perspectives, while using various literary forms and styles, this unusual family saga begins with the forbidden love of a manor tutor and lunatic scullery maid. The illegitimate line begun by Péter Montgolfier and Theresa Seyfert is, from beginning to end, beset by hardship, scandal, and shame. Spanning centuries and continents, the story jumps generationally if erratically down the family tree, beginning in the eighteenth century in the Kingdom of Hungary with Péter and Theresa and ending more than two centuries later in a futuristic L.A. with controversial performance artist Vic Ray. Along the way, the reader meets an unforgettable cast of characters: Ernst Seyfert, footman and fratricide; Georges d’Aubigne, suicidal playwright and républicain; Joseph Vasser, bigamist and author of the Bible II; and Jesus Ramos, the Dog-faced Boy; to name a few. Ultimately, Animal Magnet probes the notion of humanness, human identity, and humanity. With unflinching honesty, this novel-in-stories poses the disconcerting question, "Are we more human than animal, or more animal than human?"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692689288
Publisher: RunAmok Books
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Gary Anderson was born on the prairies of Alberta, Canada. He lives with his wife and two children near Princeton, New Jersey.

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