Debut shows promise of maturity

ZOOLOGY. By Ben Dolnick, Harper Press, €19.20.

11th August, 2007

ZOOLOGY. By Ben Dolnick, Harper Press, €19.20.

Ben Dolnick’s first novel, written when he was just 23, is the story of Henry Elinsky, a university dropout whose lack of direction somehow leads him into a job at New York’s children’s zoo.

Henry lasted only until Thanksgiving Day during his first year in university, winding up back at home - only a 12minute drive away from his choice of school -...

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