Author(s)/Editor(s): Jess Arndt
Publisher: Cipher Press
Dimensions: 130 x 197 mm
In ‘Moon Colonies’ the narrator’s disconnect with their body leads them on a masochistic gambling spree. In ‘Jeff’, Lily Tomlin mistakes Jess for Jeff, triggering a hilarious and unhinged identity crisis. And in ‘Contrails’, a character calls each of their ex lovers the night before surgery, confronting a gut-twisting fear of becoming non-existent.
Visceral, and often disconcerting, Large Animals sets a new standard for language, challenging our concepts of gender and body in a way that feels radical, insightful, and incredibly relevant.
“…joins in with the classics of loaded, outlaw literature… this is an electric debut.” ― Maggie Nelson