A philosophical exotic animal smuggler kidnaps his own son. First person POV and present tense. "The Zoo and the World" is divided into 21 sections.
One of my favorite lines: "The air conditioner is full of bees and barely works; it's like sitting next to a slightly open refrigerator in the desert."
The theme, for me, is embodied in this line, "We live as if what's seen is more real than what is unseen."
"Even so, there is the zoo normal humans see and the zoo normal humans don't see that is still there and just as real even though normal humans don't see it."
Roensch reads an excerpt from his short story, "The Zoo and the World"