The Zookeeper: A Novel

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The Zookeeper: A Novel

The Zookeeper A Novel At years old Sam Metcalfe s life looks pretty complete even to himself He has a good solid job as a zookeeper in Washington D C where he cares for the primates and one ageing curmudgeon of a fa

  • Title: The Zookeeper: A Novel
  • Author: Alex MacLennan
  • ISBN: 9781555839369
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • At 34 years old, Sam Metcalfe s life looks pretty complete, even to himself He has a good, solid job as a zookeeper in Washington, D.C where he cares for the primates and one ageing curmudgeon of a father figure, Jack Kinsely At home Sam is equally the keeper for his nuclear family that includes his business like mother, ambitious sister, and adolescent nephew Sam sAt 34 years old, Sam Metcalfe s life looks pretty complete, even to himself He has a good, solid job as a zookeeper in Washington, D.C where he cares for the primates and one ageing curmudgeon of a father figure, Jack Kinsely At home Sam is equally the keeper for his nuclear family that includes his business like mother, ambitious sister, and adolescent nephew Sam s best friend Laurel has been there for him since late childhood and the super handsome Tim McAllister is a local newscaster who has recently started dating Sam.

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    1. Richard on said:

      I very much enjoyed reading a gay book that was not over sensationalized, but somewhat subtle and compassionate. Many gay novels I've read lack subtlety and are overly sexual. More later . . .

    2. LARRY on said:

      As posted in [amazon]:*The Zookeeper* was a good read, being light on plots. Sam Metcalfe is a zookeeper at the National Zoo in DC. He is mainly responsible for black howler monkeys. Sam has some great ideas for projects and renovations for the Zoo. However, his proposals are constantly being shelved or rejected. He's also a "keeper" of other people's lives: Jack - He's an older guy at the Zoo, who trained Sam when he first came on. He's responsible for the big cats. His wife has been dealing wi [...]

    3. L on said:

      What a surprisingly touching book this is. I'd ordered it in error, having confused this title with another for a book club, and so the book sat on my shelf for several years. Lo and behold, I pick it up and immediately fall in love with Sam, the main character, who is an adorably insecure guy, completely overtaken with mothering the world. The well-rounded characters are what makes this book work. I knew them well enough by the end to tell you what each would be thinking.I enjoyed the friendshi [...]

    4. Ray on said:

      This was a promising first work. A great all-in-one day read. The plot does meander at points and intermittent shifts in POV--especially the shifts to Laurel--sometimes seemed like cheating on the part of the author. Mostly though the thematic elements ("who am I," "how do I relate to others" "what defined my happiness") were universal and touched on real feelings I had a reader. And the confusion on the part of the main character around these feelings was totally understandable. However, it som [...]

    5. Lori on said:

      I bought this book after the author wrote a review on here for a book that I had just read. The review by the author was so in line with what I thought, I just HAD to read his book. That being said- I'm SO glad I did. While the plot (at first) seems fairly simple, the characters were so rich that it left me thinking about everyone in the book long after I put it down. I look forward to reading more from this author

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