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By Alex Burrett

My Goat Ate Its personal Legs: stories for Adults via Alex Burrett is a debut choice of stories that explores the unusual what-ifs of evolution, devotion, and common disaster.

"Burrett's mind's eye is as fertile as that of Jorge Luis Borges's, and he is extra readable, and funnier." —The autonomous on Sunday (London)

In a voice so unfailingly chipper it really is suspicious, Alex Burrett poses in fiction a few worrying but definitely attainable futures for the human race (and different bold, earthbound mammals). continuously prepared with an impeccable word or a sly wink, he stocks stories of the main darkly ironic variety, together with a box file from a human abattoir, a chronicle of relationship demise, and, in fact, the story of the goat that ate its personal legs. The thirty-one extraordinary, insightful, and morbidly hilarious stories in My Goat Ate Its personal Legs: stories for Adults will satisfaction a person who does not take existence (or demise) too seriously.

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