E–pub/E–book [When We Were Animals]

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  • When We Were Animals
  • Joshua Gaylord
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  • 08 December 2019
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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ When We Were Animals READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK µ Joshua Gaylord Joshua Gaylord µ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD Ath 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 pathBut Lumen resists She promises her father she will never breach she investigates the secrets behin. I m reduced to one word descriptors Lyrical haunting sexy disturbing dark and oddly beautiful and dangerous A smart and challenging anti coming of age story that doesn t gloss over the damage we cause to ourselves and to who we love in the process of finding out who we are I like to imagine that Lumen hangs out with Shirley Jackson s Merricat Does this ualify as a review Ah who cares Read the book

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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ When We Were Animals READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK µ Joshua Gaylord Joshua Gaylord µ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD 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 Animals is Lumen's confessional as a well behaved and over achieving teenager she fell bene. something terrible happened i had a copy of this book in which i had folded over so many pages scenes i wanted to revisit and passages i wanted to share when it came time to write this review and then it was taken from me never to be seen again i got my hands on another copy but it is all pristine and unfolded and all the things i wanted to remember to uote or reference are lost to the world forever nerdworldproblemsall i can say is that this is one of the best and most original coming of age novels i have ever read it is told from the perspective of an adult woman named lumen looking back on her past on the bizarre and violent rituals of her hometown that she s left behind in order to become what she is now a responsible devoted wife and mother now going by ann surrounded by the banal and comfortable routine of american suburbia but still waters run deep and bloody and her secrets are atypical lumen comes from a small and isolated community in which teenagers succumb to something known as the breach it can strike at any time during puberty and its duration fluctuates with the individual but it happens during every full moon under the effects of the breach adolescents run wild committing shameless gleeful riots of violence vandalism and wild sexual activities than simple high spirited abandon these are episodes of irresistible compulsion and an unavoidable rite of passage during the full moon s cycle doors are locked and streets are emptied except for the wilding teens who freuently stumble home after their nocturnal adventures naked bruised trailing clouds of excess and conuest and lumen wants no part of it lumen is a good girl devoted to her father and the mythology of her deceased mother she has been told that her mother is the only person to never have gone through the breach and she is stubbornly resisting her own transition and its accompanying unseemly behaviors gaylord s depiction of female adolescence is eerily spot on in its treatment of menarche sexuality and lumen s attraction to two different boys who represent two different paths and the broader depiction of the adolescent experience is also handled beautifully here the typical teenage impulses of rebellion self destructiveness and selfishness are amplified in glorious gothic fabulism a howling and wild eyed rumspringa both sanctioned and feared by the older residents who have been there and remember both the freedom and the taste of its bloodthis is than mere allegory it is much broader than the chaos that manifests when rules are suspended theme of Lord of the Flies and much than the simplistic sexual symbolism in things like Twilight with its tides of temptation and repression and control and if all that weren t enough he slaps a whole other layer on top of this in the shape of familytown history filled with seeeecrets and an explosive ending that will compel lumen to flee her town and her past and eventually land her in the carefully domestic good housekeeping stage of her life it s so much but it reads effortlessly as though it s easy to create an entirely new mythos illuminating the darkness of adolescent development i recently learned that he is no longer married to Megan Abbott which makes me very sad even though it s not like i know them or anything but it just made sense to me their books do the same kinds of things very well they both write lyrically gritty evocations of adolescence particularly female adolescence that celebrate all the dark emotional tides and turbulence in a way that few other authors manage to pull off convincingly i hope their books can remain friends at least this book would also be really good friends with Bones All both are sort of coming of age novels with a dark fantasy bent although this one has sharper teeth which is ironic considering that one is about cannibalism but it s not handled with the same kind of ferocity on display here you and this book in a dark alley this book would cut you i wish i had uotes for you here there were so many excellent poignant moments i had prepared to share but i m too dispirited to try to track them down again although i will definitely reread this book for now you want uotes you gotta find them yourself read this book and check out his zombie but not really books under his Alden Bell pen name The Reapers Are the Angels and Exit Kingdomi love love love this bookhashtag shamelessly stolen from kellycome to my blog Religion and Violence Philosophical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida just made sense to me their books do the same kinds of things very well they both write lyrically gritty evocations of adolescence particularly female adolescence that celebrate all the dark emotional tides and turbulence in a way that few other authors manage to pull off convincingly i hope their books can remain friends at least this book would also be really good friends with Bones All both are sort of coming of age novels with a dark fantasy bent although this one has sharper teeth which is ironic considering that one is about cannibalism but it s not handled with the same kind of ferocity on display here you and this book in a dark alley this book would cut you i wish i had uotes for you here there were so many excellent poignant moments i had prepared to share but i m too dispirited to try to track them down again although i will definitely reread this book for now you want uotes you gotta find them yourself read this book and check out his zombie but not really books under his Alden Bell pen name The Reapers Are the Angels and Exit Kingdomi love love love this bookhashtag shamelessly stolen from kellycome to my blog

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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ When We Were Animals READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK µ Joshua Gaylord Joshua Gaylord µ 1 READ & DOWNLOAD D 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 or Anne as she now calls herself at allA gothic coming of age tale for modern times When We Were Animals is a dark provocative journey into the American heartla. One of the best and most original coming of age stories I have ever read A combination of beautiful prose and horrifying situations I ll be thinking about this one for awhile Men on a Mission Valuing Youth Work in Our Communities journey into the American heartla. One of the best and most original coming of age stories I have ever read A combination of beautiful prose and horrifying situations I ll be thinking about this one for awhile