Beautiful Animals

Beautiful Animals

A Novel

Book - 2017
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"On a summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, two girls make a startling discovery: a young Arab man washed up on shore, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging against across the sea. When a simple plan to help the stranger goes horrifically wrong, all must face the consequences they have set in motion"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Hogarth, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: electronic book
0553447378 hardcover
9780553447378 hardcover
Branch Call Number: FIC OSBORNE
Characteristics: 287 pages ; 23 cm

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AL_LESLEY Oct 29, 2017

Like The Forgiven, this novel confronts the moral depravity of it's characters. Unfortunately the characters don't end up with much depth but I think that serves to show the possible every day nature of all people and the horrors that we can all justify to ourselves. Very interesting but pretty slow. I will continue to read Lawrence Osborne because his place description is amazing and I like his examination of morality.

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ronandlynda
Aug 24, 2017

Featured in People Picks August 2017 (People Magazine)

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harrissusanc
Aug 08, 2017

Hydra is a most beautiful and dark paradise when a leftist young English attorney launches a plot against her atrocious millionaire father and stepmother to help a hiding migrant. Traditional style and raw splendor portray today's dilemmas as old as civilization.

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laphampeak
Aug 02, 2017

Perhaps it's a daring beach read since the story takes place one summer in Greece. The reader follows two girls who met and formed a relationship, spent time wandering the island, and came upon a refugee with no identity whom they decided to help. What happens next takes us in and out of wondering like the waves reaching to the sandy windswept shore. Nice literary journey.

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