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Drawing on an extraordinary array of writers who are mesmerized by extremity, from Ballard to Conrad, Gray makes us re-imagine our place in the world.

The powerful, beautiful and chilling sequel to the bestselling Straw Dogs

'By nature volatile and discordant, the human animal looks to silence for relief from being itself while other creatures enjoy silence as their birthright'
Why do humans seek meaning to life? How do our imaginations leap into worlds so far beyond our actual reality? In this chilling and beautiful sequel to Straw Dogs, John Gray explores how we decorate our existence with countless fictions, twisting and turning to avoid acknowledging that we too are animals. Drawing on an extraordinary array of writers who are mesmerized by extremity, from Ballard to Conrad, Gray makes us re-imagine our place in the world.

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  • Paperback

    9780241953914

    April 11, 2014

    Penguin Press

    240 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • The Silence Of Animals
    John Gray

    EBook

    9780141969022

    March 20, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

    256 pages

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