Enter the Aardvark by Jessica Anthony audiobook

Enter the Aardvark

By Jessica Anthony
Read by Matt Amendt

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown, Hachette Book Group 9780316536158
5.66 Hours Unabridged
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A Republican Congressman struggles to save his career after a stuffed aardvark appears on his doorstep in this original and uproarious novel of politics, power, and sexuality. Early one morning on a hot day in August, millennial Congress-bro Alexander Paine Wilson (R) is planning his reelection campaign when a mysterious FedEx delivery arrives at his townhouse. Inside is a gigantic taxidermied aardvark. What does it mean? To find out, this outrageous, edge-of-your-seat novel hurtles between present day Washington, DC, where Wilson tries to get rid of the unsightly beast before it destroys his career, and Victorian England, where we meet the aardvark's taxidermist and the naturalist who hunted her, and learn the secret that binds them all. More than a ghost story, a love story, or even a political satire, Enter the Aardvark is a stunningly prescient exploration of the consequences for all of us when repressed male love meets oppressive male power. It is also that rarest of creatures-a work of art so utterly original and masterfully built that it seems to have sprung fully formed from its visionary maker's head.

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Summary

Summary

A Time Magazine Pick of the Best Books of the Month

An Electric Literature Pick of New Books for Your Winter Mood

A Republican Congressman struggles to save his career after a stuffed aardvark appears on his doorstep in this original and uproarious novel of politics, power, and sexuality.


Early one morning on a hot day in August, millennial Congress-bro Alexander Paine Wilson (R) is planning his reelection campaign when a mysterious FedEx delivery arrives at his townhouse. Inside is a gigantic taxidermied aardvark.

What does it mean?

To find out, this outrageous, edge-of-your-seat novel hurtles between present day Washington, DC, where Wilson tries to get rid of the unsightly beast before it destroys his career, and Victorian England, where we meet the aardvark's taxidermist and the naturalist who hunted her, and learn the secret that binds them all.


More than a ghost story, a love story, or even a political satire, Enter the Aardvark is a stunningly prescient exploration of the consequences for all of us when repressed male love meets oppressive male power. It is also that rarest of creatures-a work of art so utterly original and masterfully built that it seems to have sprung fully formed from its visionary maker's head.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s a long time since I have enjoyed a novel so much. Fresh, witty and smart, it also has a heart.” Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author
“Weird, wonderful, and very much of the moment, Enter the Aardvark is a landmark political novel of the Trump era…With heart and humor, Anthony expertly skewers our current political climate.” Esquire
“In addition to providing a lot of detail about the art of taxidermy, Anthony offers meditations on the interconnectedness of all things. There are also ghosts and Nazis, in case all that isn’t enough. Weirdly compelling and compellingly weird.” Kirkus Reviews
“A truly fresh piece of art…With humor, intelligence, and a keen eye for detail, Anthony paints a frightening picture of this America.” Percival Everett, author of Erasure
"[An] utterly unpredictable satire…A wholly original, entertaining, history-infused, and politically engaged novel of the deeds and misdeeds of lonely, repressed men.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Jessica Anthony

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English