Franklin

We the animals / Justin Torres.

Author/Creator:
Torres, Justin, 1980-
Publication:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Format/Description:
Book
128 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects:
Families -- Fiction.
Brothers -- Fiction.
Upstate New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
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.
Contents:
We wanted more
Never-never time
Heritage
Seven
The lake
US proper
Lina
Other locusts
Talk to me
You better come
Night watch
Bid-dig truck
Ducks
Trench
Trash kites
Wasn't no one to stop this
Niagara
The night I am made
Zookeeping.
ISBN:
9780547576725
0547576722
OCLC:
694830162
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