My Goat Ate Its Own Legs
Tales for Adults
By Alex Burrett
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061719684, 256pp.)
Publication Date: July 2009
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In a voice so unfailingly chipper it's suspicious, Alex Burrett poses in fiction some disturbing yet certainly possible futures for the human race (and other ambitious, earthbound mammals). Always ready with an impeccable phrase or a sly wink, he shares stories of the most darkly ironic sort, including a field report from a human abattoir, a chronicle of dating Death, and, of course, the tale of the goat that ate its own legs. These thirty brilliant, bizarre, and morbidly hilarious "tales for adults" will delight anyone who doesn't take life (or death) too seriously.
Alex Burrett lives in London, where he works in advertising. This is his first collection of stories.