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I used to be human once. So I'm told. I don't remember it myself, but people who knew me when I was small say I walked on two feet just like a human being ...'
Ever since he can remember, Animal has gone on all fours, the catastrophic result of what happened on That Night when, thanks to an American chemical company, the Apocalypse visited his slum. Now, not yet twenty, he leads a hand-to-mouth existence with his dog Jara and a crazy old nun called Ma Franci, and spends his nights wondering what it must be like to get laid.
When a young American doctor, Elli Barber, comes to town to open up a free clinic, Animal plunges into a web of intrigues, scams and plots with the unabashed aim of turning events to his own advantage. Compellingly honest and entirely without self-pity, Animal lights up our journey into his dark world with flashes of pure joy.
Animal's People is a stunningly humane work of storytelling that takes us right to the heart of contemporary India.
About the Author
Indra Sinha was born in India and spent his childhood in Bombay and the hills of the Western Ghats. His work of non-fiction, THE CYBERGYPSIES, met with widespread critical acclaim. He lives in Sussex.