Jean-Baptiste del Amo, born in 1981, is one of France's most exciting and ambitious young writers. ANIMALIA, his fourth novel, is his first to be published in English.
'ANIMALIA is a book about sex and violence, but it has unusual sobriety, and a story with a deep pull. The way it senses the natural world, in seed, vein, hair, grain, pore, bud, fluid, is like nothing I've read.' - Daisy Hildyard, author of THE SECOND BODY