Polemical or Pertinent Approach? Gay Cubs Protagonists of Fantasy Book to be Released November 9, 2007

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Daring book telling the story of gay wolf and tiger cubs who find love in each other attempts at showing the world a new way of considering life and leaving worries behind in the name of happiness.

A wolf pup and a tiger cub question society values by refusing to follow common-sense as they show affection for each other in Kindred Love, a book by Brazilian author Vagner Albino.

A magazine article on animal homosexuality was the motivation behind this 256-page book depicting a place similar to Earth, inhabited by anthropomorphized animals.

Mayke Kranenbarg, a cultural anthropologist, comments: "Kindred Love deals with a subject that is not easy and is still controversial in contemporary society, and does this in an engaging and revelatory way. This is a book about the implications of loving someone from the same sex, but more so it is about being true to one's nature. (...) [It] invites to introspection and discussion, exploring issues of gender, friendship and harmonious living."

Another influence was the furry subculture. It suggests that animals are free from concepts and thus can express a characteristic that would be reprehended in a human environment.

Mr. Albino says: "My intention with Kindred Love is to share interesting insights in a way that invites people to draw their conclusions and see for themselves that it all makes sense in the end."

Book ISBN: 978 - 1 - 4303 - 1110 - 2.


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