We the Animals
By Justin Torres
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547576725, 128pp.)
Publication Date: August 2011
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A debut novel that is a brilliant exploration of a close, complicated family and the struggle between brotherhood and becoming an individual
Justin Torres' debut novel is a welterweight champ of a book. It tells the story of three brothers growing up in a family that is both fiercely loyal and violently chaotic. Together, they endure their parents, their poverty and, of course, each other. More at NPR.org
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- How does the opening chapter, “We Wanted More,” serve to introduce the rest of the novel? What do you learn about the narrator and his brothers?