Animal by Lisa Taddeo


Due to be published 24 June 2021.

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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.

‘An excoriating debut novel that puts female rage in the spotlight. [Taddeo’s] transgressive antiheroine, making a US road trip of revenge and self-discovery, is a wisecracking voice to relish’ – Guardian
‘I don’t think there is a writer alive who writes about the interior lives of women with the raw truth and intensity [Taddeo] does . . . Fearless, sexy, brutal and just forensically observed. She is extraordinary’ – Jojo Moyes
‘A riveting, visceral examination of trauma and rage told by a writer whose prose lights a match and burns up the page. Joan is an unforgettable antiheroine. I don’t think I’ll ever stop thinking about her.’ – Elizabeth Day