Animals & Allegory

Fri. March 20, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

New Dominion Bookshop

404 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902


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Rick Hodges (To Follow Elephants), Johanna Stoberock (Pigs), and Deb Olin Unferth (Barn 8) discuss their novels and the power of animals and allegory in exploring philosophical and political themes. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“[To Follow Elephants is] a moving portrayal of elephant civilization, parallel tales of intrigue and survival unfold, masterfully enriching our understanding of what it means to be human.”—Stormbird Press

“In luminous prose, Stoberock has crafted a parable for our time, one in which the environment, community, and human empathy are central to understanding our world. It’s dark and creepy, but beyond the mud-caked veneer, the book shines like a verdant island of its own.”—Sarah Neilson, Literary Hub

“Ignited by her fiery wit and distinctive voice, Unferth’s novel uses one of America’s most valuable and overlooked institutions as fertile ground to raise questions around the truths people are fed and the ones they turn a blind eye to… Unferth’s writing never feels patronizing—more than anything, it’s galvanizing… If this novel isn’t a movement, it has enough heart to start one.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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