Invisible Beasts

Invisible Beasts

Sharona Muir

International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award Longlist
Orion e-book Award Finalist
O, The Oprah Magazine “Title to select Up Now”

“An impressive feat of imagination.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Invisible Beasts is an odd and lovely meditation on love and seeing, a hybrid of fable and box advisor, novel and essay, treatise and delusion. With one hand it deals a tragic observation on environmental degradation, whereas with the opposite it offers a vibrant, whimsical, and humorous exploration of what it potential to be human. It’s splendidly written, crazily imagined, and completely original.” —ANTHONY DOERR, writer of All the sunshine we won't See and The Shell Collector

Sophie is an beginner naturalist with a unprecedented genetic present: the facility to determine a fabulous country of invisible, sentient creatures that percentage an essential courting with humankind. To checklist her observations, Sophie creates a private bestiary and, as she relates the unusual skills of those endangered beings, her stories develop into impressive meditations on love, intercourse, evolution, extinction, fact, and self-knowledge.

In the culture of E.O. Wilson’s Anthill, Invisible Beasts is inspiring, philosophical, and richly special fiction grounded by means of clinical truth and a profound perception into nature. the wonderful creations inside its pages—an historic animal that makes use of ordinary chilly fusion for power, a species of vampire bat which may listen while their human host is mendacity, a continent-sized sponge dwelling less than the ice of Antarctica—illuminate the function that each one residing creatures play within the atmosphere and remind us of what we stand to lose if we fail to acknowledge our entwined destinies.

Sharona Muir is the writer of The ebook of Telling: Tracing the secrets and techniques of My Father’s Lives. The recipient of a Hodder Fellowship and nationwide Endowment for the humanities Fellowship, her writing has seemed in Granta, Orion journal, Virginia Quarterly evaluation, The Paris Review, and in other places. She is a Professor of artistic Writing and English at Bowling eco-friendly kingdom college. Invisible Beasts is her first novel.

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