The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker


A debut novel about a life-changing friendship that collides with all-consuming creative ambition to explosive, can’t-look-away effect.

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In the male-dominated field of animation, Mel Vaught and Sharon Kisses are a dynamic duo, the friction of their differences driving them: Sharon, quietly ambitious but self-doubting, Mel, brash and unapologetic, always the life of a party. Best friends and artistic partners since the first week of college, where they bonded over their working class roots and obvious talent, they spent their twenties ensconced in a gritty Brooklyn studio. Now, after a decade of striving, the two are finally celebrating the release of their first full-length feature and stand at the cusp of making it big. But with their success comes doubt and destruction, cracks in their relationship threatening the delicate balance of their partnership. When the only other partner Sharon has ever truly known – her troubled, charismatic childhood best friend, Teddy – reappears, long-buried resentments rise to the surface, hastening a reckoning no one sees coming.

The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker
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