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Alissa York

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The novelist and writer Alissa York discusses her new book, Fauna (Random House, 2010), with Joseph Planta.

Fauna by Alissa York. (Random House, 2010)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

In Vancouver, I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

The author Alissa York joins me now. She’s crossing the country promoting her highly anticipated novel, Fauna. It is described as a contemporary human fable that looks at the heart of the animal world. We’ll get her to tell us more, including about some of the human characters depicted therein, who illuminate the setting and the animals they encounter. Her previous novels include Mercy and Effigy, which was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. Fauna is published by Random House. She lives in Toronto, but joins us from here in Vancouver this day. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Alissa York; Good morning, Ms. York.