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When We Were Animals By Joshua Gaylord

When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord

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Summary

Nobody knew why, but when the boys and girls reached a certain age the parents locked themselves up in their houses, and the teenagers ran wild... But as she investigates her town's strange traditions and unearths stories from her family's past, she soon realises she may not know herself - or her wild side - at all...

When We Were Animals Summary

When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord

Nobody knew why, but when the boys and girls reached a certain age the parents locked themselves up in their houses, and the teenagers ran wild... Lumen Fowler knows she is different. While the rest of her peers are falling beneath the sway of her community's darkest rite of passage, she resists. For Lumen has a secret. Her mother never `breached' and she knows she won't either. But as she investigates her town's strange traditions and unearths stories from her family's past, she soon realises she may not know herself - or her wild side - at all...

When We Were Animals Reviews

"When We Were Animals is so utterly compelling and absorbing that every time I (reluctantly) broke from it, I not only had to remind myself where I was, but who I was. Superbly written, chilling, original and deeply affecting, it will stay with me for a long time" -- Sarah Lotz
"An eerie tale ... poetically written, thought-provoking and has a good eye for life's small but important details" * Sun *
"When We Were Animals conjures the dreamy satisfaction of revisiting the cult horror movies of your youth - things are familiar but they resound in new and unexpected ways, revealing subtle depths and poignancy. This is a dark, inventive and absorbing story, fittingly theatrical. It disturbs and entertains in equal measure" -- Benjamin Wood * author of the Costa-shortlisted The Bellwether Revivals *
"In -Lumen, Gaylord creates an unforgettable and, well, luminous narrative voice, and his language captures the lush, dangerous possibilities of teenage nights to perfection. . . . this book deserves a breakout success like that of Jeffrey -Eugenides's first novel, The Virgin Suicides" -- Library Journal
"In -Lumen, Gaylord creates an unforgettable and, well, luminous narrative voice, and his language captures the lush, dangerous possibilities of teenage nights to perfection. . . . this book deserves a breakout success like that of Jeffrey -Eugenides's first novel, The Virgin Suicides" -- Library Journal

About Joshua Gaylord

Joshua Gaylord grew up in Anaheim, California, and currently resides in New York City. Using his own name and the pen name Alden Bell, he has authored three previous novels, including The Reapers Are the Angels. He received his Ph.D. from New York University and has taught high school English as well as literature courses at both NYU and the New School. To find out more visit www.joshuagaylord.com

Additional information

GOR010637374
9781785030956
1785030957
When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord
Used - Like New
Paperback
Ebury Publishing
2016-03-24
336
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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