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Filthy Animals

(2021)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The first collection of stories from the author of Real Life, shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize and winner of the Foyles Fiction Book Of The Year

In the series of linked stories at the heart of Filthy Animals, a young man tentatively engages with the world again. Recently discharged from hospital, Lionel meets two dance students at a party. Charles and Sophie’s relationship is difficult to read but Lionel is drawn to them both. As he navigates their sexually fraught encounters he is forced to weigh his vulnerabilities against his loneliness – and to consider his return to life. Elsewhere, a little girl runs wild to the consternation of her childminder; unspoken frictions among a group of teenagers come to a vicious head on a winter night; and a woman dreads a first date only to find that something has cracked open.

What connects these stories is the tension between the surface of things and the intensity of our inner worlds. With exquisite empathy, Brandon Taylor shows that though violence hovers at the edge of many encounters, so too does tenderness and love.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"The characters at the heart of this elegant storm of stories are ablaze with risk and tenderness. Their voices are bright and clear, the contours of their pains and desires sharp and urgent. A profoundly gifted writer." - Laura van den Berg

"A dazzling showcase for Brandon Taylor's formidable talents--his fierce intellect, his emotional and linguistic precision, his dry and unflinching humor. He is a writer of rare daring, his fiction a series of revelations." - Katie Kitamura

"Superb work by a writer of extraordinary psychological insight." - Joseph O'Neill

"Brandon Taylor writes with unsparing precision about the blurry territories of fear, longing, violence, and desire. An extraordinary book that rewards, and deserves, keen attention." - Karen Russell

"A writer who meets life with a rare combination of will, wonderment, temperament, and vitality." - Yiyun Li


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June 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: Filthy Animals
Author(s): Brandon Taylor
ISBN: 0-525-53891-7 / 978-0-525-53891-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Paperback Editions

June 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Filthy Animals (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Brandon Taylor
ISBN: 0-593-41438-1 / 978-0-593-41438-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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June 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Filthy Animals: Brandon Taylor
Author(s): Brandon Taylor
ISBN: 1-911547-98-4 / 978-1-911547-98-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Daunt Books
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June 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Filthy Animals: Stories
Author(s): Brandon Taylor
ISBN: 0-593-42020-9 / 978-0-593-42020-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
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June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Filthy Animals
Author(s): Brandon Taylor
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Filthy Animals
Author(s): Brandon Taylor
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Filthy Animals: Brandon Taylor
Author(s): Brandon Taylor
Publisher: Daunt Books
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Title: Filthy Animals
Author(s): Brandon Taylor
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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