To outsiders they look wild, but mostly they are not. The farm children have always known how to play the dogs. They know the best places to tease them, lead them, escape them and hide from them. But lately Carys is struggling. One looks like it is going to eat her up whole, and she is going to let it.
Told in short, alternating chapters, Amongst These Animals is a novella that traces the lives of farmer Derfel and his daughter Carys from the 1950s to the 1980s in South Wales. An experimental take on a traditional historical saga, the hybrid form of the book reflects the themes within: this is a story about how family can break us, but can also put us back together again.
Originally posted 2018-06-04 15:21:39.