• Animals in That Country

    Animals in That Country
    Unity Wellington Stock : 1
    ISBN: 9781925849530
    Title: Animals in That Country
    Author: MCKAY LAURA JEAN


    Out on the road, no one speaks, everything talks.


    Hard-drinking, foul-mouthed, and allergic to bullshit, Jean is not your usual grandma. She's never been good at getting on with other humans, apart from her beloved granddaughter, Kimberly. Instead, she surrounds herself with animals, working as a guide in an outback wildlife park. And although Jean talks to all her charges, she has a particular soft spot for a young dingo called Sue.


    Then one day, disturbing news arrives of a pandemic sweeping the country. This is no ordinary flu: its chief symptom is that its victims begin to understand the language of animals -- first mammals, then birds and insects, too. But as the flu progresses, the unstoppable voices become overwhelming, and many people begin to lose their minds.


    When Jean's infected son, Lee, takes off with Kimberly, heading south, Jean feels the pull to follow her kin. Setting off on their trail, with Sue the dingo riding shotgun, they find themselves in a stark, strange world in which the animal apocalypse has only further isolated people from other species.


    Bold, exhilarating, and wholly original, The Animals in That Countryasks what it means to be human -- and what would happen, for better or worse, if we finally understood what animals were saying.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
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