The Book

We the Animals

We the Animals is a book about brothers, three of them, who live in a run-down house in upstate New York with their tired mother and tough father. Told in the first person plural (that’s “we”, in case you drifted off in that English lesson), the boys leave a trail of merry destruction and havoc, safe in their oneness and sameness; until one boy starts to feel different, and everything falls apart. This debut, a sort-of memoir by Stanford fellow Justin Torres, is a searing and sparkling piece of writing that promises great things to come. 

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We the Animals by Justin Torres is out 8 March (Granta)