The New Animals

By Pip Adam


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 millennials. 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 wreckage and waste of the 21st century, new animals must emerge.

‘I held my breath while reading Pip Adam’s The New Animals. As a writer, it was the type of book that makes you marvel at Adam’s fearlessness. I wanted to tell everybody about it . . . It left me stunned and heartbroken.’ —Brannavan Gnanalingam, The Spinoff

Winner of The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018

Format: Paper Back
Page Count: 223 Pages
Imprint: Victoria University Press
Published: June 2017
ISBN: 9781776561162

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