The New Animals
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.
Shortlisted for Ockhams Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018
PIP ADAM gained an MA in Creative Writing with Distinction from Victoria University in 2007, and a PhD in 2012. Her PhD project explores how engineers describe the built environment.Her work has appeared in Sport, Glottis, Turbine, Landfall, Lumiere Reader, Hue & Cry, Metro and Blackmail Press, and she received an Arts Foundation of New Zealand New Generation Award in 2012. Her first collection of short stories, Everything We Hoped For won the NZ Post Best First Book Award in 2011. In 2013 she published her first novel, I'm Working on a Building. The New Animals is her second novel and will be published in June 2017. "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