The Skunks

The Skunks is an allegorical romp through new adulthood, following a recent college graduate over a leisurely hometown summer, during which various skunk sightings serve as oracular highlights. Armed only with an anthropology degree, Isabel attempts to find meaning in life as she splits her time between housesitting, babysitting, and yoga studio front desk sitting. She is sophisticated and never thinks about boys *wink*. I just loved this earnest, dreamy, mirror of a novel. Recommended by Mary

Pre-Order Now Badge
The Skunks By Fiona Warnick Cover Image
ISBN: 9781959030614
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tin House Books - May 7th, 2024

“A gleaming, zany little gem.”
—Annie Hartnett, author of Unlikely Animals

Reminiscent of Elif Batuman and Sally Rooney, Fiona Warnick’s precise and tender prose captures the formative moments of a young woman’s life, from the slow burn of a new crush to the swish of a skunk’s tail.