“I love a slim, rich book, and this here's one, its language tight, sizzling, thick with great sound and rhythm that poetically develops a tough and satisfying story about brothers, relationships and emotional and physical survival. I read an interview with Torres where he spoke about having only br
ief bursts of time in which he could write, needing to get the story down and stripped to its essence quickly. This comes through in each hot little vignette, and the overall impulse that drives you from one scene to the next as the boys and their parents navigate each other, themselves and their choices.”—Sarah N., Grass Roots Books & Music, Corvallis, OR. Buy We the Animals from Grass Roots Books & Music.