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We the animals

Author: Justin Torres
Publisher: New York : Mariner Books, 2012, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories, American
Short stories
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Torres
ISBN: 9780547844190 0547844190
OCLC Number: 772099570
Description: 128 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: We wanted more --
Never-never time --
Heritage --
Seven --
The lake --
Us proper --
Lina --
Other locusts --
Talk to me --
You better come --
Night watch --
Big-dick truck --
Ducks --
Trench --
Trash kites --
Wasn't no one to stop this --
Niagara --
The night I am made --
Zookeeping.
Responsibility: Justin Torres.

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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.

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