To Leave with the Reindeer

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Pub Date: 05/14/2019

Pages: 144

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: And Other Stories

Imprint: And Other Stories

ISBN 13: 9781911508427

ISBN 10: 1911508423

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To Leave with the Reindeer

By Olivia Rosenthal, Sophie Lewis

Price: $13.95

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About the Book

To Leave with the Reindeer is the account of a woman who has been trained for a life she cannot live. She readies herself for freedom, and questions its limits, by exploring how humans relate to animals. Rosenthal weaves an intricate pattern, combining the central narrative with many other voices – vets, farmers, breeders, trainers, a butcher – to produce a polyphonic composition full of fascinating and disconcerting insights.

Wise, precise, generous, To Leave with the Reindeer takes a clear-eyed look at the dilemmas of domestication, both human and animal, and the price we might pay to break free.

About the Book

A woman challenges biology and convention in her struggle for freedom: a multi-voiced enquiry into the frontier between humans and animals.

Author

Olivia Rosenthal is a French novelist and teacher of creative writing. She lectures at Université Paris VIII, where she and a colleague founded one of the first Creative Writing MA programmes in France. Rosenthal’s work has won numerous prizes, including the Prix Wepler, the Prix du Livre Inter and the Prix Alexandre-Vialatte.

Sophie Lewis translates from French and Portuguese.She has translated works by Stendhal, Verne, Marcel Aymé, Violette Leduc, Emmanuelle Pagano, Jean-Luc Raharimanana, Sheyla Smanioto and João Gilberto Noll, among others.