Fantastic New Novel: ‘The Awareness’ | MFA Blog

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the-awareness-cover-thumb-210x320 “The Awareness” is a riveting new novel from Gene Stone and Jon Doyle that envisions a time when all animals suddenly gain a universal consciousness and rise up en masse against humankind.

Told through the eyes of four protagonists, “The Awareness” is a book for anyone who’s grappled with humanity’s oftentimes brutal treatment of animals.

We were lucky enough to chat with Gene about the origins and themes of the novel.

1. Can you talk about the overall inspiration for the novel?

I’ve written several books about veganism, including “Forks Over Knives” and (with Rip Esselstyn) “The Engine 2 Diet,” and am now working with Gene Baur on his forthcoming book about Farm Sanctuary. There are many other non-fiction books about plant-based diets out there as well. It’s amazing how many have been published in the last decade, and quite a number of them are terrific. But there hasn’t been…

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