Giraffe: A Novel by J M Ledgard
It was 1975. On the eve of May Day, secret police dressed in chemical warfare set of clothes sealed off a zoo in a small Czechoslovakian town. They ordered the destruction of the biggest captive herd of giraffes in the world. This apparently senseless massacre lies at the heart of J.M. Ledgard's remarkable first novel.
It is a story about those giraffes from the moment of their capture in
Giraffe is a story about strangeness, about creatures that are alien, silent, finely mazed and impossibly stretched. It is also a story about captivity, about
Giraffe is beautiful, outrageous, and memorable.