Sinha's unusual novel, Animal's People,
centers on a unique character Animal, a young man
who, after suffering severe poisoning from a violent
chemical leak at the local factory, is forced to
walk on all fours. His back is bent in half, and he
regales the reader with his perspective on life as
he looks at, and below, the waists of humanity. At
first, Animal is not easy to like. He is
foul-mouthed, defensive, and bitter. He laughs at
the world, and his dirty existence is difficult to
take in; however, as the story evolves, so does our
respect and sympathy for Animal and his situation.
Animal speaks to the reader in perhaps the best example of second-person narration I have read. Each chapter is divided into 'Tapes,' which creates a sense of ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
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