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Animalia

Animalia
 

A haunting and powerful novel from one of France's most exciting and talented young writers.

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ISBN 9781925774573
Barcode 9781925774573
Published 7 May 2019 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Del Amo, Jean-Baptiste
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781925774573
ISBN-10 1925774570
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Language English
Translated from French
Author(s) By Del Amo, Jean-Baptiste
Category Award Winning
Fiction
General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 424
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 993232

Description of this Electronic Book

Animalia tells the confronting and compelling story of a peasant family in south-west France as they develop their plot of land into an intensive pig farm. In an environment dominated by animals, five generations endure the cataclysm of two world wars, economic disasters, and the emergence of a brutal industrialism. Only the enchanted realm of childhood-that of Eleonore, the matriarch, and Jerome, her grandson-and the innate freedom of the animals offer any respite from the barbarity of humanity. Animaliais a powerful novel about man's desire to conquer nature and the transmission of violence from one generation to the next.


'Animalia is stupendously good. This is a novel of epic scope and equally epic ambition, and it is exhilarating and frightening to read. Every page blazes with incandescent prose. After reading Animalia it might be a while before I can return to reading a contemporary novel, I suspect everything will seem tepid and timid in comparison. Del Amo has thrown us down a gauntlet: be bold, be daring, be rigorous, be a poet. A stunning book.' Christos Tsiolkas

'An extraordinary book... I was spellbound.' The Times

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Prix du Livre Inter 2017 (France) -- Winner of Prix Valery-Larbaud. -- Short-listed for German Book Prize, Translation 2019 (Germany)
NZ Review 'Animalia is stupendously good. This is a novel of epic scope and equally epic ambition, and it is exhilarating and frightening to read. Every page blazes with incandescent prose. After reading Animalia it might be a while before I can return to reading a contemporary novel, I suspect everything will seem tepid and timid in comparison. Del Amo has thrown us down a gauntlet: be bold, be daring, be rigorous, be a poet. A stunning book.'

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Author's Bio

Jean-Baptiste del Amo, born in 1981, is one of France's most exciting and talented young writers. Animalia, his fourth novel, is his first to appear in English. Translator Frank Wynne's translations include works by Michel Houellebecq, Frederic Beigbeder and Virginie Despentes.

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