We the Animals
Indie Next ListSeptember 2011
This powerful, lyrical little book is unlike any I've recently read. Told from the point of view of the youngest of three brothers, this unique coming-of-age story takes an intimate look at a Brooklyn family bound together by a dangerous love and constantly on the brink of a furious unravel. The narrator's magical, childlike view of the world makes the tense scenes even more vivid, more real, and more unforgettable. We the Animals is an enchanting, haunting novel. -- Shuchi Saraswat, Titcomb's Bookshop, East Sandwich, MA
Three brothers tear their way through childhoodbuilding kites from trash, hiding when their parents do battle, tiptoeing around the house as their mother sleeps off her graveyard shift. Life in this family is fierce and absorbing, full of chaos, heartbreak, and euphoria.