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The God Of Animals

Aryn Kyle

9 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Praise for The God Of Animals

  • If The Horse Whisperer showed us how it can be, The God of Animals shows how it more usually is. This is a powerful tale, very gently told. - THEBOOKBAG.CO.UK - Lesley Mason

  • .. a first novel that's so strong, startling, and moving, that it's a thoroughbred from the first page. - THE BOSTON GLOBE - Caroline Leavitt

  • "No novel in recent memory has captured the West so well. Kyle is an absolute discovery, her book a perfect read." Andrew Sean Greer, author of The Confessions of Max Tivoli - Andrew Sean Greer

  • An atmospheric, intense debut. - GLASGOW HERALD

  • If you love animals, prepare to have your heart broken - Telegraph & Argus

  • A memorable novel gracefully compares and contrast the vast landscapes of the human condition ... - USA TODAY - Carol Memmott

  • Readers whose daughters yearn for horses when they're reaching puberty might do well to give those daughters this thoughtful, heartsick book. - THE WASHINGTON POST - Carolyn See

  • Aryn Kyle's The God of Animals is a moving, beautifully crafted novel about families, horses, love, death, class in America, and serious weather. Narrated by a twelve-year-old girl, it contains a full adult measure of betrayal and desire and complex joy, and has a terrifying momentum by the end. It's a wonderful book. - Maile Meloy, author Liars and Saints and A Family

  • [an] astonishingly assured debut...powerfully understated [and] ruefully funnny. - VOGUE (USA)

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Aryn Kyle

Aryn Kyle is 27 and lives in Grand Junction, Colorado.She has published stories in The Georgia Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and BEST AMERICAN VOICES 2005, and, in 2005, she was awarded the Rona Jaffe Award. "Foaling Season," taken from the first chapter of this novel, was one of the three stories that won The Atlantic Monthly National Magazine Award for fiction in 2004.