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Gay abandon: Filthy Animals, by Brandon Taylor, reviewed

7 August 2021

9:00 AM

7 August 2021

9:00 AM

Filthy Animals Brandon Taylor

Daunt Books, pp.316, 9.99

What does it mean to be a body in this world? It’s the question animating Brandon Taylor’s Filthy Animals. Our fleshy bodies and fragile minds complicate our experience of other people and isolate us from one another. As with Real Life, Taylor’s first novel, this short story collection displays his talent for rendering the precise inflection of a relationship while exploring the drama of the body.

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