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We the animals

Author: Justin Torres
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First movie tie-in editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Torres
ISBN: 132863907X 9781328639073
OCLC Number: 1036762249
Notes: First Mariner Books edition published in 2012.
"A novel."
"Now a major motion picture by Jeremiah Zagar"--Back cover.
Includes reading group guide and discussion questions.
Description: 136 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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"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"--Provided by publisher.

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