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Faith Eliott interview: The Skinny

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Faith Eliott digs a book out of their bag, a battered, worn tome brimming with Post-its and folded notebook paper. Its cover is faded gold lettering and medieval marginalia; it looks as though it’s been plucked from a fantasy movie. It’s The Book of Barely Imagined Beings by Caspar Henderson. “It’s a 21st century bestiary,” Eliott says. “He’s written about real animals, but used the structure of a bestiary. A lot of the poetic language writes itself: animals do weird, cool things.”

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