New Animal by Baxter, Ella
Ella Baxter

New Animal -- Ella Baxter - Paperback

* ABA "Indie Next List" pick for March 2022.
* 2022 Best Young Australian Novelists awards,
* Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction, Shortlist.
* "A Best Book of 2022" --NYLON, Glamour, Refinery29 UK, Harpers BAZAAR UK
* "A Most Anticipated Book" --
Lit Hub, The Millions

New Animal is a poignant, darkly comedic look at human connection from a biting and original new voice in Ella Baxter.

Amelia Aurelia is approaching thirty and her closest relationships -- other than her mother -- are through her dating apps. She works at the family mortuary business as a cosmetic mortician with her eccentric step-father and older brother, whose throuple's current preoccupation is with what type of snake to adopt. When Amelia's affectionate mother passes away without warning, she is left without anchor. Fleeing the funeral, she seeks solace with her birth-father in Tasmania and stumbles into the local BDSM community, where her riotous attempts to belong are met with confusion, shock, and empathy.

Hilarious and heartfelt, New Animal reveals hard-won truths as Amelia struggles to find her place in the world without her mother, with the help of her two well-intentioned fathers and adventures at the kink club.

Author: Ella Baxter
Publisher: Two Dollar Radio
Published: 02/15/2022
Pages: 212
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.55lbs
Size: 7.40h x 5.40w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781953387127

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 12/01/2021 pg. 22
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2022
Foreword 12/27/2021
Publishers Weekly 01/10/2022
Shelf Awareness 02/18/2022