Être the Cow (HCI, $11.95) by Sean Keniff is a tender and thought-provoking tale about a pasture bull, named Être, who is simple but self-aware. Says Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu: “Être the Cow is one of the most important books written in a generation. Être's fight for freedom and dignity is a fight for life itself." Powerless over his circumstances, Être struggles to accept the everyday indignity, and brutal insignificance of his cow life at Gorwell Farm. Stranded in a world where the line between disgrace and dignity is drawn by a pasture fence, Être searches for understanding among the broads, bulls and calves on the pasture, but finds none. The grasses thin as the seasons pass, the cows hunger, and Être grows desperate. He is the only cow truly starving. Être must challenge fate in order to change his destiny. Être’s struggle is a very human one. It is a search for meaning and significance in an uncertain world, and a battle for a better life.
A poignant tale about pushing limits and challenging destiny Humiliated by his hoofed legs, the flies on his haunches, and the grass in his mouth, a bull named tre tells his tender story about the brutal insignificance of cow life at Gorwell Farm.