Laura and Tyler are best friends who live together, angrily philosophizing and leading each other astray in the pubs and flats of Manchester. But things are set to change. Laura is engaged to Jim, the wedding is just months away, and Tyler becomes hell-bent on sabotaging her friend's plans for a different life. This hilarious, moving and refreshingly honest tale illustrates how a friendship can become the ultimate love story.
About the Author
Emma Jane Unsworth is a journalist and won the Betty Trask Award for her novel Hungry, the Stars and Everything, and was shortlisted for the 2012 Portico Prize. Her short story 'I Arrive First' was included in The Best British Short Stories 2012.
"Three cheers for this take of alcoholic love between platonic soul mates."—Lena Dunham, author of Not that Kind of Girl, on the English-language edition
“[Animals] is more complex than an ode to the party or a call to responsible adulthood, and [Unsworth’s] characters shine with humanity.”—The New Yorker, on the English-language edition