Natural Histories: Guadalupe Nettel

Author: Guadalupe Nettel
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  • : $22.99(AUD)
  • : 9781742586823
  • : UWA Publishing
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  • : April 2015
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2015
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  • : Guadalupe Nettel
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Siamese fighting fish, cockroaches, cats, a snake and a strange fungus all serve here as mirrors that reflect the unconfessable aspects of human nature buried within us. The traits and fates of these animals illuminate such deeply natural, human experiences as the cruelty born of cohabitation, the desire to reproduce and the impulse not to and the inexplicable connection that can bind, eerily, two beings together. Each Nettel tale creates, with tightly wound narrative tension, a space wherein her characters feel excruciatingly human, exploring how the wounds we incur in life manifest themselves within us, clandestinely, irrevocably, both unseen and overtly.