A stunning, imaginative fictionalised account of the effects of a tragedy like Bhopal. Sad, funny, furious, dogged - Animal is a true hero, ovecoming all the odds. And the people around him are flawed, brave, wonderful and human, despite everything. A book to revel in.
I used to be human once. So I'm told. I don't remember it myself, but people who knew me when I was small say I walked on two feet just like a human being.
'So sweet you were, a naughty little angel. You'd stand on tiptoe, Animal my son, and hunt in the cupboard for food.' This is the sort of thing they say.