In this collection of lovingly-crafted stories, I Heard a Fish Cry, Carolyn Light Bell portrays animals as witness, alter ego, adversary, and foil to illuminate human fallibility. These satirical, often playful, stories leave us questioning our own intelligence.
Light Bell is far-reaching in her scope and is unafraid to take on the subtleties of class, animal rights, generational differences and sex. People in these stories advocate, fear, exploit, or defend a variety of creatures, including wolves, cats, dogs, birds, cougars, and bulls, dead or alive. Animals, in turn, reveal particular qualities in human behavior that leave us vulnerable. As the stories evolve, the reader discovers that within the heart and soul of every human being lies a deep, biological connection to all animals.
Paperback: 248 pages
Publishing date: December 16, 2017
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Price: $22.30 (paperback) $7.99 (e-book)
Carolyn Light Bell is a photographer, writer, and educator. As a writer, Ms. Light Bell draws from nature and strives to capture the beauty of the divine. She has published poetry, essays and short stories in many print and online magazines. Her awards include the Croton-on-Hudson Review Award, Allen Ginsberg Award for Poetry, Editor’s Choice Award for Poetry.com. Ms. Light Bell is the author of a collection of poetry DELIVERY, and two children’s books: ELEANOR AND THE LITTLE TORTUGA and LALA AND HER FRIENDS.