We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Filthy Animals
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
Books on Tape 2021
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY USA TODAY, NPR, VULTURE, MARIE CLAIRE, THE TIMES OF LONDON, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A group portrait of young adults enmeshed in desire and violence, a hotly charged, deeply satisfying new work of fiction from the author of Booker Prize finalist Real Life

In the series of linked stories at the heart of Filthy Animals, set among young creatives in the American Midwest, a young man treads delicate emotional waters as he navigates a series of sexually fraught encounters with two dancers in an open relationship, forcing him to weigh his vulnerabilities against his loneliness. In other stories, a young woman battles with the cancers draining her body and her family; menacing undercurrents among a group of teenagers explode in violence on a winter night; a little girl tears through a house like a tornado, driving her babysitter to the brink; and couples feel out the jagged edges of connection, comfort, and cruelty.
One of the breakout literary stars of 2020, Brandon Taylor has been hailed by Roxane Gay as “a writer who wields his craft in absolutely unforgettable ways.” With Filthy Animals he renews and expands on the promise made in Real Life, training his precise and unsentimental gaze on the tensions among friends and family, lovers and others. Psychologically taut and quietly devastating, Filthy Animals is a tender portrait of the fierce longing for intimacy, the lingering presence of pain, and the desire for love in a world that seems, more often than not, to withhold it.
Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
OverDrive Listen
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Street Date:
06/22/2021
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780593412572
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Brandon Taylor. (2021). Filthy Animals. Unabridged Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Brandon Taylor. 2021. Filthy Animals. Books on Tape.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Brandon Taylor, Filthy Animals. Books on Tape, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Brandon Taylor. Filthy Animals. Unabridged Books on Tape, 2021.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection66
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
d8669b3a-bd50-b4d3-f3fc-074914c426fb
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 21, 2021 08:11:57
Date Updated:
Jun 21, 2021 08:11:57
Last Metadata Check:
Aug 14, 2022 16:12:28
Last Metadata Change:
Aug 14, 2022 16:12:28
Last Availability Check:
Aug 14, 2022 16:12:31
Last Availability Change:
Jul 30, 2022 21:31:07
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Aug 14, 2022 03:25:20

OverDrive Product Record

sortTitle
Filthy Animals
crossRefId
5808736
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{C4712544-BFF6-4AAB-82FE-74E119C677A9}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{C4712544-BFF6-4AAB-82FE-74E119C677A9}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/C47/125/44/{C4712544-BFF6-4AAB-82FE-74E119C677A9}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/C47/125/44/{C4712544-BFF6-4AAB-82FE-74E119C677A9}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593412572
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593412572
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Brandon Taylor
id
c4712544-bff6-4aab-82fe-74e119c677a9
title
Filthy Animals
starRating
0
dateAdded
2021-06-18T17:39:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=5808736
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/1191-1/{C4712544-BFF6-4AAB-82FE-74E119C677A9}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/1191-1/{C4712544-BFF6-4AAB-82FE-74E119C677A9}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/1191-1/C47/125/44/{C4712544-BFF6-4AAB-82FE-74E119C677A9}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/1191-1/C47/125/44/{C4712544-BFF6-4AAB-82FE-74E119C677A9}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
formats
      • fileName: FilthyAnimals_9780593412565_5808736
      • partCount: 9
      • fileSize: 221861767
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593412572
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 06/22/2021
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=c4712544-bff6-4aab-82fe-74e119c677a9&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: OverDrive_80437
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 221828070
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780593412572
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 06/22/2021
      • samples:
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=c4712544-bff6-4aab-82fe-74e119c677a9&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Taylor, Brandon
      • bioText: Brandon Taylor is the author of Real Life, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, and named a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and of the national bestseller Filthy Animals, for which he won The Story Prize and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in fiction.
      • name: Brandon Taylor
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Free, Kevin R.
      • name: Kevin R. Free
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Lewis, Nicole
      • name: Nicole Lewis
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Thompson, TL
      • name: TL Thompson
imprint
Penguin Audio
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: African American Fiction
      • value: Short Stories
      • value: LGBTQIA+ (Fiction)
publishDate
2021-06-22T05:00:00+01:00
edition
Unabridged
publishDateText
06/22/2021
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY USA TODAY, NPR, VULTURE, MARIE CLAIRE, THE TIMES OF LONDON, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A group portrait of young adults enmeshed in desire and violence, a hotly charged, deeply satisfying new work of fiction from the author of Booker Prize finalist Real Life

In the series of linked stories at the heart of Filthy Animals, set among young creatives in the American Midwest, a young man treads delicate emotional waters as he navigates a series of sexually fraught encounters with two dancers in an open relationship, forcing him to weigh his vulnerabilities against his loneliness. In other stories, a young woman battles with the cancers draining her body and her family; menacing undercurrents among a group of teenagers explode in violence...
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Filthy Animals
fullDescription
INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY USA TODAY, NPR, VULTURE, MARIE CLAIRE, THE TIMES OF LONDON, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A group portrait of young adults enmeshed in desire and violence, a hotly charged, deeply satisfying new work of fiction from the author of Booker Prize finalist Real Life

In the series of linked stories at the heart of Filthy Animals, set among young creatives in the American Midwest, a young man treads delicate emotional waters as he navigates a series of sexually fraught encounters with two dancers in an open relationship, forcing him to weigh his vulnerabilities against his loneliness. In other stories, a young woman battles with the cancers draining her body and her family; menacing undercurrents among a group of teenagers explode in violence on a winter night; a little girl tears through a house like a tornado, driving her babysitter to the brink; and couples feel out the jagged edges of connection, comfort, and cruelty.
One of the breakout literary stars of 2020, Brandon Taylor has been hailed by Roxane Gay as “a writer who wields his craft in absolutely unforgettable ways.” With Filthy Animals he renews and expands on the promise made in Real Life, training his precise and unsentimental gaze on the tensions among friends and family, lovers and others. Psychologically taut and quietly devastating, Filthy Animals is a tender portrait of the fierce longing for intimacy, the lingering presence of pain, and the desire for love in a world that seems, more often than not, to withhold it.
sortTitle
Filthy Animals
crossRefId
5808736
reviews
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        Starred review from March 22, 2021
        Taylor follows his Booker shortlisted Real Life with a sharp, surprising collection. Many of the stories cover a 24-hour period in Madison, Wis., beginning with the excellent “Pot Luck.” Lionel, an exam proctor and mathematician who is recently out of psychiatric care following a suicide attempt, goes to a dinner party and meets Charles, a dancer. A mutual attraction emerges, despite some awkwardness and the presence of Charles’s partner, Sophie. “Flesh” shifts perspective to Charles in his dance class the next morning, and delineates his complex dynamic with Sophie. “Proctoring,” a standout featuring Lionel at work, further complicates the triangle. As the sequence continues, supporting characters are linked by various circumstances. (The client of a young woman who works as a home cook and a babysitter in “Little Beast” turns out to be the doctor of one of Charles’s dance classmates.) In the marvelous “Meat,” Lionel concludes, “All of life was shifting equations.” Throughout, Taylor spins intimate narratives of fraught relationship dynamics and demonstrates a keen sensitivity to his characters’ fragile mental health. Taylor’s language sparks with the tension of beauty and cruelty, conveying a sense of desire and the pleasures of food and sex complicated by capricious behavior. The author has an impressive range, and his depictions of complex characters trapped in untenable situations are hard to forget. Agent: Meredith Kaffel Simonoff, DeFiore and Co.

popularity
2245
publisher
Books on Tape
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/c4712544-bff6-4aab-82fe-74e119c677a9/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
c4712544-bff6-4aab-82fe-74e119c677a9
starRating
3