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Publisher Description

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

In this groundbreaking debut, Justin Torres plunges us into the chaotic heart of one family, the intense bonds of three brothers, and the mythic effects of this fierce love on the people we must become.

"We the Animals is a dark jewel of a book. It’s heartbreaking. It’s beautiful. It resembles no other book I’ve read.”—Michael Cunningham

"A miracle in concentrated pages, you are going to read it again and again." —Dorothy Allison

"Rumbles with lyric dynamite . . . Torres is a savage new talent." —Benjamin Percy, Esquire

"A fiery ode to boyhood . . . A welterweight champ of a book." —NPR, Weekend Edition

"A tremendously gifted writer whose highly personal voice should excite us in much the same way that Raymond Carver’s or Jeffrey Eugenides’s voice did when we first heard it." —Washington Post

"A novel so honest, poetic, and tough that it makes you reexamine what it means to love and to hurt." —O, The Oprah Magazine

"The communal howl of three young brothers sustains this sprint of a novel . . . A kind of incantation." —The New Yorker

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
August 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
144
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
4
MB

Customer Reviews

JRubino ,

100 Words or Less

The realism of this family in all its bare bones brutality makes this novel great. The raw animalistic nature of the three boys is horrible and fascinating at the same time, more like a pack of wolves than siblings.

Yet, don’t get me wrong. This novel is not about violence and hatred. It’s about that sort of familial love that binds itself in even the most abject situations. This is the beauty of the writing. The lure of the characters. In this mess of a family, there is still such love. A bit unforgiving in ways, but present nonetheless. Wow.

Thomas0714 ,

A very strange movie.......

Bizarre.....

Saul Jr. ,

Great novella

A heart clinching novella. It speaks to the heart, while teaching the mind. I familiarize entirely with the novella. The themes and the wild raw imagery that describes carnal emotion and sexual enlightenment is completely riveting. Justin, I'm a life long fan. I recommend reading "Reverting To A Wild State." Another beautifully written narrative by Torres.

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