Weird Contemporary Fables
About the Book
Fables often involve non-human characters, and this book includes approximately eighty-seven assorted animals, reptiles, insects, and other species who deal with sometimes frustrating human situations. Animal situations are also included. This book is basically a satire, and readers will recognize many of the everyday happenings in the stories. The non-humans range from an anaconda through a beetle; bush baby; echidna; fiddler crab; giraffe; gorilla, and through the alphabet to a zebra. All the non-humans have human names. Situations include sports such as a termite race; a TV quiz show that needs wrong answers; a shopping mall where individuals get lost; a restaurant that features timed meals; questions as to what a product actually is; a beauty salon where someone wants the owner to wrap up and put a permanent wave in a box so she can take it home; an election involving the airing of dirty laundry; a florist shop that takes back used and faded flowers as part of a guarantee; trying to get information about a product; and a telephone call involving menus.
About the Author
This is Alvin Fixler's third book, and his writing background includes newspapers, magazines, radio, television, advertising, and public relations.
The author has another book, Lively Latin Tales, available through Trafford.