My Goat Ate Its Own Legs

My Goat Ate Its Own Legs

Tales for Adults

By Alex Burrett

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061719684, 229pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2009


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.

About the Author
Alex Burrett lives in London, where he works in advertising. This is his first collection of stories.