The sumptuous imagery and limpid atmosphere forms a dizzying picture of a world after human existence. This dark, sensual novel invites the reader to imagine nature thriving in the toxic aftermath of human domination, and makes for an essential addition to the recent crop of eco-fiction.
- Publishers Weekly
Quebec author Christiane Vadnais artfully builds on the works of such eco-horror/sci-fi authors as Jeff VanderMeer and JG Ballard to create a surreal but scientifically sound post-apocalyptic world of constant biological flux and evolution.
- The Star
With a devotion to language, to rhythm, to imagery (beautifully translated by Pablo Strauss) Vadnais injects a mythical, even scriptural quality to the realities of global warming.
A spirited vision of the end times that reminds us that a new one will be born out of the old, as savage and alive as the previous one’s primitive beginnings.
- La Presse
Reminiscent of Ovid, Kafka, and Wells . .. [Fauna] depicts the hypnotic Darwinian nightmare our negligence and denial will lead us to in the coming years.
- Le Devoir
Strauss’s phenomenal English translation makes Fauna one of the most beautifully written books in contemporary anglophone climate-fiction.
- Full Stop Magazine