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The New Animals

The New Animals

by Pip Adam

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Set in the Auckland fashion scene in 2016, the story moves over the course of one night through the hopes, misapprehensions, resentments, and regrets of a small group of fashion workers divided by generation and class. The young and rich act like nothing can touch them; the tired Gen Xers feel forever adrift. They are caught up in the small dramas of their lives, while all around them the world is fast becoming unhabitable. Like a contemporary heir to Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, The New Animals is a brilliant and unforgettable dive beneath the surface of life, uncovering the common ground of humanity, as well as the common plight.

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Series: Dorothy
ISBN: 9781948980173
Pages: 272
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The New Animals is fiction that doesn’t sit still, that shifts and shimmers as you read. It is in equal measure steely and self-delighting; it has little mercy. . . . It is willing to leap into the surreal in order to capture the weird violence and strangeness of being alive in this post-colonial island nation in the 21st century.
—Anna Smaill, NZ Listener

I held my breath while reading Pip Adam’s The New Animals. As a writer, it was the type of book that makes you marvel at Adam’s fearlessness. I wanted to tell everybody about it. . . . It left me stunned and heartbroken.
—Brannavan Gnanalingam, The Spinoff

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