8 JUNE 2017
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-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.
The New Animals is Pip Adam's second novel. She has also published a collection of short stories, Everything We Hoped For (VUP, 2010) and a novel, I’m Working on a Building (VUP, 2013).
Her work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies in New Zealand and overseas.
In 2012 Pip received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award and her first book Everything We Hoped For won the NZ Post Best First Book award in 2011.
Pip facilitates writing workshops in universities and other settings including with people affected by crime in prisons and communities. Pip makes the Better off Read podcast where she talks with authors about writing and reading (betterreadnz.wordpress.com)
“Pip Adam is one of the most exciting new writers around.” Damien Wilkins.
‘Adam knows how to brew a story to its essence and to infuse an emotional undercurrent that is deeply affecting’
– Paula Green, NZ Herald