Animal Crackers: Stories (Compact Disc)
With bravura storytelling, daring imagination, and fierce narrative control, this dazzling debut introduces that rare writer who finds humanity in our most unconventional behavior, and the humor beneath our darkest impulses. In these strange, funny, and unnerving stories, animals become the litmus test of our deepest fears and longings. In the title story, an elephant keeper courts danger from his gentle charge; in Miss Waldron's Red Colobus, a headstrong young woman in Africa is lured by the freedom of the monkeys in the trees; in Talk Turkey, a boy has secret conversations with the turkeys on his friend's family's farm; in Slim's Last Ride, a child plays chilling games with his pet rabbit; in Gallus Gallus, a pompous husband projects his anger at his wife onto her prized rooster. This fresh, inventive debut will introduce Hannah Tinti as one of the most gifted writers of her generation. Enter her world at your own risk, and you will come away bewitched.
About the Author
Hannah Tinti s work has been published in Story, Alaska Quarterly Review, Story Quarterly, Sonora Review and is forthcoming in Epoch. She earned her M.A. from New York University's Graduate Creative Writing Program and has received residency fellowships from the Blue Mountain Center and Hedgebrook. Hannah Tinti s first book, a story collection called ANIMAL CRACKERS, was published by Dial Press in March 2004 and quickly went into a second printing. It was a runner up for the 2005 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. One of the stories ( Home Sweet Home ) appeared in BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2003.
Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including one for Never Say Die by Susan Jacoby.
Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning "Walk the Line", he starred as Johnny Cash s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney s "Leatherheads "and "My One and Only", with Renee Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Dan has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by "AudioFile "magazine, and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from "Publishers Weekly".