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My Goat Ate Its Own Legs: Tales for Adults Paperback – June 30, 2009
This month's Book With Buzz: "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng
From the bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You, a riveting novel that traces the intertwined fates of the picture - perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. See more
From the Back Cover
In a voice so unfailingly chipper it's suspicious, Alex Burrett poses in fiction some disturbing yet certainly possible futures for the human race (and other ambitious, earthbound mammals). Always ready with an impeccable phrase or a sly wink, he shares stories of the most darkly ironic sort, including a field report from a human abattoir, a chronicle of dating Death, and, of course, the tale of the goat that ate its own legs. These thirty brilliant, bizarre, and morbidly hilarious "tales for adults" will delight anyone who doesn't take life (or death) too seriously.
About the Author
Alex Burrett lives in London, where he works in advertising. This is his first collection of stories.
Top customer reviews
My only complaint is that I've never seen a published book, especially from a major publisher (Harper Collins) that contained so many typos. It's as if nobody proofread it or they accidentally published a draft before it got copy edited. Seriously, it seemed like there was at least one major error (e.g., transposed words or incorrect contraction) every few pages.
In any event, Burrett is clearly a major talent and I look forward to his next collection.