When We Were Animals

Hardcover | April 21, 2015

byJoshua Gaylord

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When Lumen Fowler looks back on her childhood, she wouldn't have guessed she would become a kind suburban wife, a devoted mother. In fact, she never thought she would escape her small and peculiar hometown.When We Were Animalsis Lumen's confessional: as a well-behaved and over-achieving teenager, she fell beneath the sway of her community's darkest, strangest secret. For one year, beginning at puberty, every resident "breaches" during the full moon. On these nights, adolescents run wild, destroying everything in their path.
But Lumen resists. She promises her father she will never breach, she investigates the secrets behind the community's traditions, and finally unearths the stories buried in her family's past. As the mysteries mount, we realize we may not know Lumen--orAnneas she now calls herself--at all.
A gothic coming-of-age tale for modern times,When We Were Animalsis a dark, provocative journey into the American heartland.

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When Lumen Fowler looks back on her childhood, she wouldn't have guessed she would become a kind suburban wife, a devoted mother. In fact, she never thought she would escape her small and peculiar hometown.When We Were Animalsis Lumen's confessional: as a well-behaved and over-achieving teenager, she fell beneath the sway of her commun...

Joshua Gaylordgrew up in Anaheim, California, and currently resides in New York City. He's the author of one previous novel, and under the pen name Alden Bell, two horror novels, includingThe Reapers are the Angels. He received his Ph.D. in 20th century American and British literature from NYU, and has taught both at NYU and the New Sc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 21, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316297933

ISBN - 13:9780316297936

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