Books: Christian Animals

RUMOR IN THE FOREST (152 pp.) —Madeleine Couppey, translated by Marguerite Waldman—Scribner ($2).

A rabbit named Muc speaks:

"There can't be two laws, two kinds of happiness, two kinds of love. And freedom doesn't count before love. . . . You'll never be richer or freer than in divesting yourselves of your selves. If you give only half your life, the other half will be resentful and its reproaches will rob you of joy. . . . Why worry about those who consume us? The vine and the corn do not refuse themselves to the unworthy. . . . Be a sacrifice in...

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