Dream Diary: Zounds

I am put on the defensive about my novel Zounds!: Lyons and Hounds, which is about a boy who inherits a zoo. Most people seem to believe the title is intended to contain a subtle critique of Zionism.

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“But if you have admitted that believing in your philosophy would ultimately kill us all,” I ask the speaker, “isn’t that a fairly good reason for us not to adopt it?”

He is slightly taken aback. “I- I’ll have to think about that.”