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The Mating Season

A Novel

Alex Brunkhorst

Picador

Zorka Carpenter lives a life completely devoted to animals. In a glass house on a hill she spends her days absorbed in her menagerie. Enigmatic architect Richard Dorsey has spent his life trying to escape the fame he garnered in his youth. Living in a world of his own construction, he finds solace only in the past. When these two worlds collide in a magical tryst, both Zorka and Richard are challenged to escape their isolated worlds and find connection in the hearts of one another. Astonishingly inventive, Alex Brunkhorst's The Mating Season is a dazzling work of the imagination, and a piercing look at the human heart.

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"[A] richly written tale." --US Weekly

"A whimsical and imaginative novel about loneliness and love." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Alex Brunkhorst suspends her love story in a web of bewitching whimsy. At once playful and heartfelt, this debut of an impressive imagination is a charmer." --Christina Schwarz, author of Drowning Ruth

"Welcome to an enchanted kingdom--a world where women talk to their furniture and bugs are household pets....The Mating Season is a rare gem: extraordinarily inventive, full of irrepressible humor and warmth. Alex Brunkhorst writes like no one else. Her voice is as welcome and refreshing as a cool drink of spring water. This beautiful book sparkles with charm." --Lisa Dierbeck, author of One Pill Makes You Smaller
"[A] richly written tale." --US Weekly

"A whimsical and imaginative novel about loneliness and love." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Alex Brunkhorst suspends her love story in a web of bewitching whimsy. At once playful and heartfelt, this debut of an impressive imagination is a charmer." --Christina Schwarz, author of Drowning Ruth

"Welcome to an enchanted kingdom--a world where women talk to their furniture and bugs are household pets....The Mating Season is a rare gem: extraordinarily inventive, full of irrepressible humor and warmth. Alex Brunkhorst writes like no one else. Her voice is as welcome and refreshing as a cool drink of spring water. This beautiful book sparkles with charm." --Lisa Dierbeck, author of One Pill Makes You Smaller

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  • Alex Brunkhorst

  • Alex Brunkhorst graduated from Georgetown University. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she currently lives in Los Angeles. The Mating Season is her first novel.
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The Mating Season

A Novel

Alex Brunkhorst

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