When We Were Animals

When We Were Animals


NOMINATED FOR THE 2015 SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD FOR most sensible NOVEL

A small, quiet Midwestern city, that is unremarkable store for one truth: whilst the kids succeed in a undeniable age, they run wild.
When Lumen Fowler seems again on her adolescence, she should not have guessed she might develop into a type suburban spouse, a faithful mom. actually, she by no means notion she may break out her small and bizarre place of origin. When We have been Animals is Lumen's confessional: as a well-behaved and over-achieving youngster, she fell underneath the sway of her community's darkest, strangest mystery. For 12 months, starting at puberty, each resident "breaches" throughout the complete moon. On those nights, youngsters run wild, destroying every thing of their path.
Lumen resists. Promising her father she is going to by no means breach, she investigates the secret of her community's traditions and the tales erased from town checklist. however the extra we find out about the town's prior, the extra we discover that Lumen's stories are harboring secrets and techniques in their own.
A gothic coming-of-age story for contemporary occasions, When We have been Animals is a dismal, provocative trip into the yankee heartland.

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