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The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist Elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, factories, and laboratories across the world. Costello's son, a physics professor, admires her literary achievements, but dreads his mother's lecturing on animal rights at the college where he teaches. His colleagues resist her ...

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    • Title: The Lives of Animals by J. M. Coetzee
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780691173900, 0691173907
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    • Edition: 2016
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