The Body of the Beasts (Paperback)
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The Body of the Beasts (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 19/09/2019
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Reminiscent of Gaetan Soucy's The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches and William Golding's Lord of the Flies, Audree Wilhemy's The Body of Beasts is a startling, gorgeously written novel that tells the story of the Borya family minding a lighthouse and living in isolation. Their lives are altered when young Osip, peering from the lighthouse gallery he has made his home, sees a woman, Noe, arrives in Sitjaq - her dress scant, her skin curiously scarred, and her manners mysterious and wild. Noe bears a child, Mie, to Sevastien-Benedikt, the eldest son on whose hunter-gathering the Borya family depends. She lives in a cabin on her own and covers the walls with drawings that allude to her mysterious life. The family's entrenchment in nature is enthrallingly conveyed in young Mie's sensuous ability to borrow at will the body of mammals, birds, fish, and insects. Her shape-shifting allows her to know the ways of the natural world, though only to a point. When her own awakening body starts to intrigue her, she asks her uncle Osip to "teach me human sex." The Body of the Beasts is an imaginative tour de force, a beautifully described portrait of a world that exists outside of words; an uninhibited and erotic novel that, in the singular tradition of Quebecois Boreal Gothic, explores our humanity - and our animal nature.

Publisher: House of Anansi Press Ltd ,Canada
ISBN: 9781487006105
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 203 x 133 mm

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