Praise for
Night of the Animals

NAMED BEST NOVEL OF 2016
in Slate.com and Vox.com

“A story as wildly moving and singular as an animal’s eyes in the dark.”
- New York Times

“Night of the Animals is by turns visionary, ironic, satirical and deeply remorseful. The felled woodlands, the erased species, a new Great Extinction--all happen within one long lifetime. It’s a rich addition to the literature of lament, viewed with sympathy and longing.”
- Wall Street Journal

“In prose that employs a variety of British dialects, Broun composes a story that’s engaging not only for its strange plot, but for its inventive use of language, too.”
- Huffington Post, 22 Summer Books You Won't Want to Miss

“[T]his story…lingers long after the final page.”
- Houston Chronicle

“[A] wildly imagined futuristic dystopia (or is it?)”
- New York magazine, Approval Matrix (Highbrow/Brilliant)

“Heartfelt and original.”
- Chicago Tribune

“Smartly written.”
- Washington Post

“A wonderful doorstop of a book…Broun packs his novel with futuristic invention, Chablis-dry humor and a thick, dreamy nostalgia…a story as wildly moving and singular as an animal’s eyes in the dark.”
- The New York Times Book Review

"Strange, witty, and engrossing ..." *Starred, boxed review
— Publishers Weekly

“Highly recommended, original tour de force ...” *Starred review — Library Journal

"An impressive, richly imagined, deeply urgent story." * Starred review — Kirkus Reviews

Night of The Animals is the most beautiful, strange new novel I have read in years, and its obese, mentally ill, elderly protagonist is among the most engaging of heroes. The existence of this book in the present moment is a wonderment.” — Mary Gaitskill

“[A] dark and magical futuristic rendering of the story of the Ark... with a glittering varnish of myth and invention. The result is a novel of startling originality; it is important, mesmerizing and touching.” — Jim Crace, author of Quarantine and The Harvest

"In vivid prose that breathes and trembles like a living thing, Bill Broun brings into being a future that is just fantastical enough to tell the truth.  Night of the Animals will captivate you, surprise you, and remind you of the strange, precarious thing it is to be human." 

Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine