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Published by Grove Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Young women -- Fiction,
  • Murder -- Fiction,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction,
  • Mexico -- Fiction,
  • Maine -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementSabina Murray
GenreFiction
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3563.U787 C37 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination294 p. ;
Number of Pages294
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17129137M
ISBN 100802117694
LC Control Number2003064615

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A brilliantly subtle commentary on twenty-first-century consumerism and Western culture's obsession with new frontiers, A Carnivore's Inquiry is an unsettling exploration of the questionable appetites that lurk beneath the veneer of civilization. A CARNIVORE’S INQUIRY. by Sabina Murray. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. A book about carnivores should use the words "herbivore" and "omnivore" in addition to "carnivore". This story about the food chain takes the characters of ill repute in so many stories -- the "bad guys" and addresses their feelings about being smeared and side-lined. They get together and try different approaches, such as changing their diets /5. Slack, thin, with alienating details and characters. ISBN: Page count: pp.