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We the Animals

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
An exquisite, blistering debut novel. Three brothers tear their way through childhood - smashing tomatoes all over each other, building kites from trash, hiding out when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift. Paps and Ma are from Brooklyn - he's Puerto Rican, she's white - and their love is a serious, dangerous thing that makes and unmakes a family many times. Life in this family is fierce and absorbing, full of chaos and heartbreak and the euphoria of belonging completely to one another. From the intense familial unity felt by a child to the profound alienation he endures as he begins to see the world, this beautiful novel reinvents the coming-of-age story in a way that is sly and punch-in-the-stomach powerful. Written in magical language with unforgettable images, this is a stunning exploration of the viscerally charged landscape of growing up, how deeply we are formed by our earliest bonds, and how we are ultimately propelled at escape velocity toward our futures.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: We the Animals
Author(s): Justin Torres
ISBN: 1-84708-395-1 / 978-1-84708-395-1 (UK edition)
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Title: We the Animals
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ISBN: 0-547-57672-2 / 978-0-547-57672-5 (USA edition)
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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: We the Animals: (Tie-In)
Author(s): Justin Torres
ISBN: 1-328-63907-X / 978-1-328-63907-3 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: We the Animals
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ISBN: 1-84708-396-X / 978-1-84708-396-8 (UK edition)
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: We the Animals
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ISBN: 0-547-84419-0 / 978-0-547-84419-0 (USA edition)
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September 2011 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: We the Animals (Library Edition)
Author(s): Justin Torres
ISBN: 1-4551-1979-2 / 978-1-4551-1979-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: We the Animals
Author(s): Justin Torres
ISBN: 1-4551-1981-4 / 978-1-4551-1981-3 (USA edition)
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September 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: We the Animals (Library Edition)
Author(s): Justin Torres
ISBN: 1-4551-1980-6 / 978-1-4551-1980-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: We the Animals
Author(s): Justin Torres
ISBN: 1-4551-1982-2 / 978-1-4551-1982-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2011 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: We the Animals
Author(s): Justin Torres
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March 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: We the Animals
Author(s): Justin Torres
Publisher: Granta Books
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August 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: We the Animals: A novel
Author(s): Justin Torres
Publisher: Mariner Books
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