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We The Animals (Signed First Edition)

Justin Torres

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ISBN 10: 0547576722 / ISBN 13: 9780547576725
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New York: HMH [2011]. First edition. First printing. Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page and dated in month of publication, September 2011. New! A pristine unread copy. Very fine/very fine in all repsects. (Defect-free, smoke-free. etc.) Shipped in sturdy box with bubble wrap. Purchased new and opened only for author to sign. Comes with mylar dust jacket protector. His highly-praised debut. He has signed his name and the date only, without any other inscritpion. You cannot find a better copy. Bookseller Inventory # 09-2011-09

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Title: We The Animals (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

Review:

Amazon Best Books of the Month, September 2011: We The Animals, Justin Torres's sparse debut novel, is brimming with delicate stories of family, of growing up, of facing reality, and of delaying it. Narrated by the youngest son of a Puerto Rican father and white mother from Brooklyn raising their three young sons in upstate New York, the novel is comprised of vignettes detailing moments spent in the eye of the ferocious bubble of home. Torres paints a large picture through diminutive strokes, evoking envy for the couple’s passion and fear for just how easily that passion turns to rage. The brothers wrestle, fight, cry, and laugh as their family is torn and repaired over and over again. Torres’s prose is fierce, grabbing hold of the reader and allowing him inside the wrenching, whirlwind of a life lived intensely. --Alexandra Foster

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