Longlist - 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award
Winner - The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018
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.
About the Author
Pip Adam has published a collection of short stories, Everything We Hoped For (VUP, 2010) and two novels, I’m Working on a Building (VUP, 2013) and The New Animals (VUP, 2017). The New Animals won New Zealand's top fiction prize in 2018, the Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction.
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.
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