Want to read a great book? Want to connect with other English majors? Join us this semester to discuss the novel We the Animals (2011), by Justin Torres. This award-winning story centers on the coming-of-age of a Puerto Rican boy in upstate New York as he navigates his complicated relationship with the various members of his family, each going through their own journey. We will also watch and discuss the acclaimed 2018 film adaptation of the novel, directed by Jeremiah Zagar in 2018.
Our conversations will be led by Gabriel Mayora, Assistant Teaching Professor in English and Gender & Women’s Studies, and Jason Pearl, Associate Professor in English. Simply purchase the book, read the first half, and come to our first meeting, on September 22 at 2:00 in DM 457. We will read the second half for the second session on October 20 and discuss the film in the last session on November 17. Students who attend all meetings will receive a reimbursement for the book. If you would like to attend via Zoom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Light refreshments will be offered. Hope to see you there!