The Menagerie of Marsepink
by Claudio R. Salvucci
A bright young zoology professor arrives at a prestigious Long Island college filled with jaded, materialistic scientists. But in a tower high above their heads, the college's angelic heiress devotedly watches over a collection of handmade animals made of a more mysterious stuff than cloth and string.
A tribute to the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Menagerie of Marsepink is a moral allegory on the limits of natural science and the supernatural reality of the soul. Now available in paperback, this short story successfully captures the atmosphere and charm which characterize the works of the great 19th century scribe.
2005 ~ 40 pages ~ paperback