Coverart for item
The Resource We the animals, Justin Torres

We the animals, Justin Torres

Label
We the animals
Title
We the animals
Statement of responsibility
Justin Torres
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
Follows the intense family life of three brothers living in the shadow of their parents' passionate love, and their own profound sense of family unity and belonging
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Rainbow List, 2012.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10010704
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Torres, Justin
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3620.O5897
LC item number
W42 2012
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Brothers
  • Upstate New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
We the animals, Justin Torres
Instantiates
Publication
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9780547844190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)772099570
Label
We the animals, Justin Torres
Publication
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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
128 p.
Isbn
9780547844190
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)772099570

Library Locations

    • A. Mitchell Powell Jr. BranchBorrow it
      25 Hospital Road, Newnan, GA, 30263, US
      33.387732 -84.816797

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...