Night of the animals: A Novel
In this imaginative debut, the tale of Noah's Ark is brilliantly recast as a story of fate and family, set in a near-future London.
Over the course of a single night in 2052, a homeless man named Cuthbert Handley sets out on an astonishing quest: to release the animals of the London Zoo. When he was a young boy, Cuthbert's grandmother had told him he inherited a magical ability to communicate with the animal world--a gift she called the Wonderments. Ever since his older brother's death in childhood, Cuthbert has heard voices. These maddening whispers must be the Wonderments, he believes, and recently they have promised to reunite him with his lost brother and bring about the coming of a Lord of Animals . . . if he fulfills this curious request.
Cuthbert flickers in and out of awareness throughout his desperate pursuit. But his grand plan is not the only thing that threatens to disturb the collective unease of the city. Around him is greater turmoil, as the rest of the world anxiously anticipates the rise of a suicide cult set on destroying the world's animals along with themselves.
Meanwhile, Cuthbert doggedly roams the zoo, cutting open the enclosures, while pressing the animals for information about his brother. Just as this unlikely yet loveable hero begins to release the animals, the cult's members flood the city's streets. Has Cuthbert succeeded in harnessing the power of the Wonderments, or has he only added to the chaos--and sealed these innocent animals' fates?
Night of the Animals is an enchanting and inventive tale that explores the boundaries of reality, the ghosts of love and trauma, and the power of redemption.
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|Grouping Author||broun bill|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-15 22:45:21PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-15 23:21:19PM|
|available_at_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||In 2052 London, a homeless man who believes he has the magical ability to communicate with animals sets off on a quest to release all the animals from the London Zoo before the members of a suicide cult can destroy them.|
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|isbn||9780062400796, 9780062400819, 9780062560650|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000488342|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,||543 pages ; 24 cm., overdrive:62ba7461-db45-44e0-8c4e-1ae2902ebe70|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2016|, overdrive:71ca34fe-2c0d-4fbc-a2ff-28f24269a345|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2016||
|subject_facet||Cults -- Fiction, Dystopias, Homeless persons -- Fiction, London Zoo (London, England) -- Fiction, Zoo animals -- Fiction|
|title_display||Night of the animals|
|title_full||Night of the Animals A Novel, Night of the animals / Bill Broun|
|title_short||Night of the animals|
|topic_facet||Cults, Fiction, Homeless persons, Literature, Zoo animals|