Lisa Taddeo’s nonfiction account of inner sexual lives in Three Women was stunning, and it was often noted that it was as gripping as any novel when it became a massive bestseller in 2019. She’s following that achievement with her debut novel about female anger, power, and autonomy. Recommended By Keith M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Lisa Taddeo illustrates one woman's exhilarating transformation from prey into predator in Animal, the scorching debut novel from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Three Women, named to more than thirty best-of-the-year lists and hailed as "a dazzling achievement" (Los Angeles Times) and "a heartbreaking, gripping, astonishing masterpiece" (Esquire).
Honestly, sometimes I think it's the only recourse. Killing men in times like these.
Joan has spent a lifetime enduring the cruel acts of men. But when one of them commits a shocking act of violence in front of her, she flees New York City in search of Alice, the only person alive who can help her make sense of her past. In the sweltering hills above Los Angeles, Joan unravels the horrific event she witnessed as a child — that has haunted her every waking moment — while forging the power to finally strike back.
Animal is a depiction of female rage at its rawest, and a visceral exploration of the fallout from a male-dominated society.
"Fearless, sexy, brutal, and just forensically observed." Jojo Moyes, author of The Giver of Stars
"Taddeo creates impressive suspense....A provocative novel of sex, love, and rage for readers drawn to psychologically rich, feminist literary fiction." Booklist
"Riveting....Propulsive, erotic, emotional....Joan is almost impossible to look away from on every page." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Lisa Taddeo is the author of Three Women. She has contributed to The New York Times, New York, Esquire, Elle, Glamour, and many other publications. Her nonfiction has been included in the anthologies Best American Political Writing and Best American Sports Writing, and her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.
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