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When We Were Animals

(2015)
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A small, quiet Midwestern town, which is unremarkable save for one fact: When the teenagers reach a certain age, they run wild.

When Lumen Fowler looks back on her childhood, she wouldn't have guessed she would become a kind suburban wife, a devoted mother. In fact she never thought she would escape her small and peculiar hometown. When We Were Animals is Lumen's confessional: As a well-behaved and overachieving teenager, she fell beneath the sway of her community's darkest, strangest secret. For one year, beginning at puberty, every resident "breaches" during the full moon. On these nights adolescents run wild, destroying everything in their paths.

Lumen resists. Promising her father she will never breach, she investigates the mystery of her community's traditions and the stories erased from the town record. But the more we learn about the town's past, the more we realize that Lumen's memories are harboring secrets of their own.

A gothic coming-of-age tale for modern times, When We Were Animals is a dark, provocative journey into the American heartland.

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: When We Were Animals
Author(s): Joshua Gaylord
ISBN: 1-78503-094-9 / 978-1-78503-094-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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April 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: When We Were Animals
Author(s): Joshua Gaylord
ISBN: 0-316-29793-3 / 978-0-316-29793-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: When We Were Animals
Author(s): Joshua Gaylord
ISBN: 0-316-29790-9 / 978-0-316-29790-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: When We Were Animals
Author(s): Joshua Gaylord
ISBN: 1-78503-095-7 / 978-1-78503-095-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: When We Were Animals
Author(s): Joshua Gaylord
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: When We Were Animals
Author(s): Joshua Gaylord
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: When We Were Animals
Author(s): Joshua Gaylord
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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April 2015 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: When We Were Animals
Author(s): Joshua Gaylord
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon