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The New Animals

The New Animals Carla Sharon and Duey have worked in fashion for longer than they care to remember for them there s nothing new under the sun They re Generation X tired cynical and sick of being used Tommy Cal a

  • Title: The New Animals
  • Author: Pip Adam
  • ISBN: 9781776561162
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • Carla, Sharon and Duey have worked in fashion for longer than they care to remember, for them, there s nothing new under the sun They re Generation X tired, cynical and sick of being used Tommy, Cal and Kurt are Millenials, they ve come from nowhere, but with their monied families behind them they re ready to remake fashion They represent the new sincere, the anti ironCarla, Sharon and Duey have worked in fashion for longer than they care to remember, for them, there s nothing new under the sun They re Generation X tired, cynical and sick of being used Tommy, Cal and Kurt are Millenials, they ve come from nowhere, but with their monied families behind them they re ready to remake fashion They represent the new sincere, the anti irony Both generations are searching for a way out, an alternative to their messed up reality Pip Adam s new novel walks the streets of Auckland city now, examining the fashion scene, intergenerational tension and modern life with an unflinching eye From the the wreckage and waste of the 21st century, new animals must emerge.Cover by Kerry Ann Lee.

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    1. Throughly deserving of the most excellent review- will do this soon!In the meantime, please just read anyway.

    2. Bloody hell. The book started out feeling tight and claustrophobic, cycling through the perspectives of a group of people involved in an Auckland fashion label preparing for a photo shoot over the course of the evening. It feels in part like a sharply observed work of part satire, part social realism, but you can feel something bigger, and darker, and angrier, waiting beneath the surface. Thene last third of the book happens. It’s something that should be a surprise, but it’s simultaneously [...]

    3. It is so hard to write much about this without it being a spoiler. I heard a review on the radio where they described the beginning of the book as claustrophobic - I knew the beginning had felt uncomfortable and I couldn't figure out why but that's a good word for it. You get so invested in the detail of all that is going on. By the time you get to the end of the book - well, being vague to avoid spoilers, you'll feel quite differently.

    4. What I like most is the examination of generational culture. Jesus, that sounds boring. But it's fascinating. How much of your personality is determined by the period you emerged out of? Pip Adam's Gen Xers and Millennials are no easy-bake cutouts or straw folk to be torn down. They are nuanced and recognisable. The story is fun, that should be said. It's a horror novel in a way. Especially its truth-ray vision of the workplace as capricious clusterfungus and if you worry that your sense of iron [...]

    5. An unsettling read, stressful, tense, an existential claustrophobia pressing in on all sides. How do you break out into meaning? Break free from the time-wasting cares? If you are alive in 2017, you need not be a follower of fashion to sense all the tension these characters feel.Too disorienting to give five stars straight off the bat, but knowing me, I'll talk about it for years.

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