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Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor

Filthy Animals

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Filthy Animals by Brandon Taylor
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Jun 22, 2021 | ISBN 9780525538912

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Advance Praise for Filthy Animals:

“Blistering.” —Time Out

“With Filthy Animals, [Taylor] applies his captivating, precise prose to the short form. These linked narratives thoughtfully examine a group of brainy Midwesterners dwelling deep inside their own heads, falling forward into one another’s orbits.” O: The Oprah Magazine
“[These stories] all paint a picture of the simultaneous beauties and woes of life: a craving for intimacy, a secret desire for love masked by an indifference toward it, and the lasting effects of pain on present-day life.” Cosmopolitan
“With a stark and unwavering eye and a deep respect for his subjects, Taylor builds instantly recognizable tales of longing and desire.” Elle

“This collection offers us contexts to think about how fraught longing is, how painful it can be, and why we still yearn for it.” —Lit Hub

“Taylor spins intimate narratives of fraught relationship dynamics and demonstrates a keen sensitivity to his characters’ fragile mental health. [His] language sparks with the tension of beauty and cruelty. . . . [He] has an impressive range, and his depictions of complex characters trapped in untenable situations are hard to forget.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for Brandon Taylor:

“The future of the novel is here and Brandon Taylor is that future’s name.”  —Kiese Laymon, author of Heavy
“Brandon Taylor emerges as a powerhouse. . . . In tender, intimate and distinctive writing, Taylor[ba1] [MC2]  explores race, sexuality and desire.” Newsweek
“[Taylor] is so deft at portraying the burdens that befall young queer people of color and the forces that often hamper true connection.” —O, the Oprah Magazine
“Taylor proves himself to be a keen observer of the psychology of not just trauma, but its repercussions. . . . There is a delicacy in the details of working in a lab full of microbes and pipettes that dances across the pages like the feet of a Cunningham dancer: pure, precise poetry.” —Jeremy O. Harris, The New York Times Book Review
“Brandon Taylor’s genius lies in the elaboration of ever more revelatory gradations of feeling. . . . He invents new tools for navigating the human dark in which we know one another. He is a brilliant writer.” Garth Greenwell, author of Cleanness
“Taylor’s vivid characterization is punishingly effective; his essayistic insights into cultural dynamics and their impact hold searing power.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Taylor’s grip on the subtle movements of the human heart and psyche is masterful, as is his prose.” —The Huffington Post

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