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. Itâs heartbreaking. Itâs beautiful. It resembles no other book Iâve read.ââMichael Cunningham
"A miracle in concentrated pages, you are going to read it again and again." âDorothy Allison
"Rumbles with lyric dynamite . . . Torres is a savage new talent." âBenjamin Percy, Esquire
"A fiery ode to boyhood . . . A welterweight champ of a book." âNPR, Weekend Edition
"A tremendously gifted writer whose highly personal voice should excite us in much the same way that Raymond Carverâs or Jeffrey Eugenidesâs voice did when we first heard it." âWashington Post
"A novel so honest, poetic, and tough that it makes you reexamine what it means to love and to hurt." âO, The Oprah Magazine
"The communal howl of three young brothers sustains this sprint of a novel . . . A kind of incantation." âThe New Yorker
About: Three brothers tear their way through childhood-smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from rubbish, hiding when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift.
About: 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.
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