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Carnival Wolves #2020

Carnival Wolves By Peter Rock Carnival Wolves Alan Johnson is a man ill at ease among people and only slightly comfortable with animals His story begins in upstate New York with his rescue of an injured Dalmatian who came down out of the sky and
  • Title: Carnival Wolves
  • Author: Peter Rock
  • ISBN: 9780385492096
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • Carnival Wolves By Peter Rock Alan Johnson is a man ill at ease among people and only slightly comfortable with animals His story begins in upstate New York with his rescue of an injured Dalmatian who came down out of the sky and survived the fall, showed me how gradually I have fallen how I never touch, never really talk to another personI am hardly a person at all The dog heals and is reAlan Johnson is a man ill at ease among people and only slightly comfortable with animals His story begins in upstate New York with his rescue of an injured Dalmatian who came down out of the sky and survived the fall, showed me how gradually I have fallen how I never touch, never really talk to another personI am hardly a person at all The dog heals and is returned to its neglectful owner, but Alan Johnson steals it back and heads west in search of what it means to be human.As he crosses the United States, he moves through landscapes full of animals half tamed and people run wild a fanatical taxidermist, a lonely woman raising tigers on her remote ranch, a tragic circus chimp named Rufus, contemporary polygamists, and the caretakers of boot camps for troubled youths They are Carnival Wolves, manifestations of our attempts to tame what is dangerous and wild, distorted reflections of parts of ourselves.After a tortuous journey through various states of depravity and of America Alan Johnson ends up in California having reached a reconciliation of instincts and having found a human being he can love A gripping, hallucinatory read, Carnival Wolves is a provocation, a plea for identification that questions the humanity of its readers and confirms Peter Rock as a unique literary talent.
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    About "Peter Rock"

    1. Peter Rock

      A Utah native, Peter Rock attended Deep Springs College in California s High Desert He earned his BA in English from Yale University and held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University.He has taught fiction at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Deep Springs College, and in the MFA program at San Francisco State University His stories and freelance writing have both appeared widely He is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.Rock authored Carnival Wolves, This Is The Place, The Ambidextrist, The Bewildered, The Unsettling, My Abandonment and, most recently, The Shelter Cycle.Peter Rock currently teaches creative writing at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and two young daughters.Feel free to contact him with questions, book club action, skyping, hand and smoke signals, etc.

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    1. For a long time our Warners rep T Murder not his real name has been talking up Peter Rock, and since he steered me right with Daniel Woodrell, I decided to give Mr Rock a look see Carnival Wolves is a set of fifteen short stories which describe the progress of Alan Johnson, mechanic and part time museum guard, from upstate New York, where he dog naps a dim witted Dalmatian, through Wisconsin, Montana, and Utah, to his arrival at his new life in Los Angeles Early in the book, Alan avers that he d [...]


    2. Just finished my 3rd Rock book I liked Carnival Wolves than The Bewildered but not as much as My Abandonment The story is about Alan Johnson as he wanders around looking for some form of closeness to another person He is not perfect and has an assortment of personal oddities The book touched on Mormom polygamy, chimpanzee attacks, illegal penning of wild animals, drug deals, youth boot camps,and a wide assortment of topics that I ve never thought of I learned things from this book and thought a [...]


    3. A beautifully written, eclectic mix of interwoven stories Unpredictable and enjoyable throughout It would be difficult to describe it any precisely than that, but I loved it and will definitely re read it.


    4. This kind of stories I ve been craving to read recently Curious destinies of people that are all outsiders in their own way Kind people with a looming dark side All this is told about in such talent and a great sense of style in this book.


    5. This is a collection of short stories that are knid of strange Each story shares one or characters in kind of random ways This was better than the last book I read by Rock I will give him another chance.




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