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We the Animals

'We the Animals' Author Justin Torres Brings His Wild Hunger to Magnet Book Club in S.F.

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 03.14.2012 | San Francisco
Oscar Raymundo

Justin Torres is a literary wunderkind of sorts, but despite the buzzy accolades, the queer scribe is still humbly bewildered by the success of a book by a gay brown author -- especially his very own.

El Chanclaso: Three Years to Uncover What Everyone Knew

El Chanclaso | Posted 02.17.2012 | Latino Voices
El Chanclaso

Every week, Sergio, our resident chancludo, will turn a critical eye on political shenanigans, and current issues and events with his chancla firmly in hand.

9 Great Books To Give This Holiday Season

Angela Flournoy | Posted 02.12.2012 | Black Voices
Angela Flournoy

With time running out until Christmas, we thought we'd share some of our favorite reads from the past year. Great books make great gifts.

We The Animals: Novel Of The Year?

Richard B. Woodward | Posted 02.07.2012 | Books
Richard B. Woodward

Novels and memoirs about the damages of childhood beg to become tear-jerking orgies. What kept me reading was Torres' dry-eyed control over his material. Edited with obsessive care, he hasn't allowed that to happen.

Justin Torres: Give Us More

Ru Freeman | Posted 10.31.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

We the Animals is a book that defies categorization and both laughs at and forgives our need to attach labels to its content, for the content is a shape-shifting many-headed furious god of love.