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Winter Animals

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9780349704432

Price: £24.99

ON SALE: 1st February 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items

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A seductive, sapphic debut about the power of youthful idealism from an exciting young award-winning writer

In one of America’s Happiest Cities, Elen is trapped under the shadow of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains. Her husband has left her. Her belongings are in the boot of her car. Her days are filled mostly with silence and drinking. When she meets four English teenagers in an empty bar, she is enamoured.

The teenagers are wealthy squatters, drifting between ski resorts and breaking into empty AirBnBs. As they welcome Elen into their group, she senses a violent secret that fuels the four’s never-ending disappearing act, simmering beneath the well-oiled machine of their socialist bliss.

Vibrant and cultish, they force Elen to ruminate on the irresistible pull of bright young things. She cannot understand what they want from her – but why would Elen leave when she has nowhere else to go?

A dark meditation on the dangers and seductive power of youthful idealism, and the slippages between friendship and love, Winter Animals is an extraordinary debut examining freedom, friendship, desire, and excess.

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A talented writer . . . Winter Animals is a dreamlike, piercing examination of privilege, youth and freedom.
Cecile Pin, author of Wandering Souls
Excellent . . . Ashani Lewis is superbly talented
Katherine Rundell
Winter Animals is a remarkable novel: atmospheric as hell, beautiful, and delightfully intelligent. Its unique sentences sparkle with energy. Think The Secret History written by Raven Leilani. I devoured it and am left wanting more, Ashani Lewis is a rare talent!
Jenny Mustard, author of Okay Days
A glittering, dark-edged tale of snow, hedonism, passion, friendship and squatting that explores what happens when a group of rich kids attempt to live out their questionable utopian ideals. Exhilarating and fabulous, I raced through it.
Priscilla Morris, author of Black Butterflies