We the Animals

Author(s): Justin Torres

Gay & Bi Male Fiction


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


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A spellbinding debut novel; three brothers come of age in a poverty stricken town in upstate New York

Winner of VCU Cabell First Novelist Award 2012. Long-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2013.

Justin Torres was born in 1980 and grew up in upstate New York. His work has appeared in Granta, Tin House, and Glimmer Train. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, a recipient of the Rolon United States Artist Fellowship in Literature, and is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

General Fields

  • : 9781847083968
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
  • : 0.109
  • : February 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 144
  • : 813/.6
  • : English
  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Justin Torres