Author: TADDEO LISA
Publication date: 08/06/2021
Publishing status: Active
The first novel from Lisa Taddeo, author of the internationally bestselling phenomenon Three Women
I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me. He was a gluttonous man and when his blood came out it looked like the blood of a pig.
That’s a cruel thing to think, I know. He did it in a restaurant where I was having dinner with another man, another married man.
Do you see how this is going? But I wasn’t always that way.
I am depraved. I hope you like me.
Animal opens with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head of an unrequited lover and becomes a road-trip to California, centring on a woman who is driven to kill by the violence of her past. It recalls the work of James Ellroy, Elena Ferrante, Ottessa Moshfegh, Emma Cline and David Lynch, told with the relentlessness of A Little Life and the pace and bite of a Stephen King novel.