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ID
b312
Title
"The Man Who Loved Squirrels."
Genre
Novella
Page Count
73
Word Count
21000
Publisher
Argosy
Publication Year
1971
Topics
Animals, Mothers

A tale of a woodsman who works alone and lives with his mother, finding other company only in the forest's squirrels. A chance meeting with a traveling London woman disrupts his and his mother's lives and ends in tragedy. The tale bears comparison to another novella, Dulcima, in its themes. In Argosy (May 1971), The Song of the Wren (1972).