Dedi Felman at Simon & Schuster took U.S. rights to Indian writer Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People in an auction conducted by agent Dan Mandel at Sanford Greenburger on behalf of Carole Blake in the U.K. Sinha’s second novel was the last of the six books on the Booker shortlist to pick up a U.S. publisher. Based on the 1984 Bhopal industrial disaster, the book follows a young man who has walked on all fours since he was a child as a result of a chemical explosion in his slum. When an American doctor arrives in his town, he tries to turn events to his advantage. S&S will publish in spring 2008.