Justin Torres “We the Animals”
September 20th, 2011
It seems like everybody’s raving about a debut novel by a young writer who grew up in upstate New York with his brothers. “We The Animals” by Justin Torres is about three young brothers, growing up in upstate New York.
The boys in this book are the offspring of a Puerto Rican father and a white motherBut Torres says his is not an autobiographical story, it’s more – and less. It’s a slender book, told in vignettes that produce a mosaic of a story about love and passion, anger and pride.
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