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'We are a lonely species, dwelling on an isolated ridge; aspiring to be with gods, resigned to living with animals.

'We live with animals in many ways, in a blend of fact and fiction. A number of them, livestock, the chickens and cows of the world, we exploit mercilessly in their millions, milking them, killing them, stealing their eggs. This happens furtively, in industrial slaughterhouses and dairies that don’t advertise themselves, to animals that we keep in scrupulous anonymity.' (Publication summary) 

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    y separately published work icon Dog Boy Eva Hornung , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2009 Z1552114 2009 single work novel (taught in 2 units)

    'Abandoned in a big city at the onset of winter, a hungry four-year-old boy follows a stray dog to her lair. There in the rich smelly darkness, in the rub of hair, claws and teeth, he joins four puppies suckling at their mother's teats. And so begins Romochka's life as a dog.

    Weak and hairless, with his useless nose and blunt little teeth, Romochka is ashamed of what a poor dog he makes. But learning how to be something else...that's a skill a human can master. Fortunately - because one day Romochka will have to learn how to be a boy.' (Publisher's Blurb)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2016
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  • Dog Boy Eva Hornung , 2009 single work novel
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