"Animals play the starring roles in Tinti’s striking debut collection. In 11 highly original, sometimes gorgeous stories, they are freighted with the symbolic significance of all that is peculiar, cruel and loving in their human counterparts…. At its best, Tinti’s suburban gothic recalls Joy Williams."
–Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Hannah Tinti is who you want around a campfire or on a long road trip. The stories in ANIMAL CRACKERS willmake your head spin, your skin crawl, your heart jump."
-Helen Ellis, author of Eating the Cheshire Cat
"A whimsical cross between the Dr. Doolittle books and The Life of Pi. Original and funny, but also tough, touching, shocking, and enthralling."
–Stephen Dixon, author of Frog, Interstate, and I