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Podcast Episode 05

Animal Person

with Alexander MacLeod
Hosted by Steven W. Beattie

Animal Person

with Alexander MacLeod
Hosted by Steven W. Beattie
Alexander MacLeod - Photo by Heather A. Crosby Gionet

Acclaimed critic Steven W. Beattie sits down with Giller Prize finalist Alexander MacLeod to discuss Animal Person , his new story collection about the needs, temptations, and tensions that exist just beneath the surface of our lives. Named a Canadian Fiction title to watch by the CBC, Quill & Quire, and 49th Shelf, and a "must-read book" by Maclean's. Featuring stories published in The New Yorker, Granta, and the O. Henry Prize Stories.


Startling, suspenseful, deeply humane yet alert to the undertow of our darker instincts, the eight stories in Animal Person illuminate what it means to exist in the perilous space between desire and action, and to have your faith in what you hold true buckle and give way.


These stories explore the struggle for meaning and connection in an age when many of us feel cut off from so much, not least ourselves.


Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books.


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