You don't need to own a Kindle device to enjoy Kindle books. Download one of our FREE Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on all your devices.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Kindle Price: $3.99
includes tax, if applicable

These promotions will be applied to this item:

Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Through the Ant Farm by [Taylor, Robert Leland]
Kindle App Ad

Through the Ant Farm Kindle Edition

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from

Length: 288 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

Autumn Sale
Choose from 250 books on sale at up to 70% off. Sale ends on 23 April 2018 at 11:59 pm AEDT. Shop now

Product description

Product Description

Grip McCormack has never stepped on an ant.

But, at seventeen, he shoots his abusive father, Amos, off the roof of their Kentucky home.

Go figure.

The murder trial dominates the news for months and brings a torrent of notoriety to the agoraphobic young man, along with a string of female admirers. One of them is Millie—unhinged, tenacious, and eighteen years his senior.

Grip has a parole hearing coming up in three days.

Lucky for him. If only life on the outside weren’t waiting to get him—Uncle Edgar (Dad’s brother) wants to kill him, and Millie wants to marry him, and she’s already picked out their house—across the street from Uncle Edgar.

Grip’s anorexic sister, Beanie, still refuses to forgive him and flees to Illinois to escape the family shame (where she becomes a model for Simplicity Patterns).

Mom quits her job and stows away with shades drawn in the crumbling Kentucky home (where she is now sole occupant).

And Dad?

Still dead, and still something of a klutz. He has a difficult time mastering the ways of the afterlife, getting stuck in prison walls and crashing into metal doors while trying to pass through them. But that doesn’t stop him from attempting a reconciliation with his son. Without it, both know that true freedom will never come.


“Robert Leland Taylor is endlessly inventive in his observations of the human condition. He populates his universe with characters who are both world-weary and naive at the same time. Hilarious and heartbreaking. Every word rings true. More, please.” —Gatlin Reed, author of Shelter in Place.

“A unique voice propels the narrative of Taylor’s Through the Ant Farm. Grip is an abused kid with a high IQ, knows he’s weird but doesn’t know why. This novel is filled with great one-liners, dry observations and sets the stage for a hilarious and memorable tale.” —Richard Hine, author of Russell Wiley is out to Lunch.

“Heart-breakingly funny. This is one of those novels where I find myself sorry for the agents and publishers, and ultimately, the readers—who are missing out on stories and characters such as Robert Leland Taylor can write.” —Gae Polisner, author of The Summer of Letting Go.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1207.0 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1943402949
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ABC Group Documentation, an imprint of Down & Out Books (21 July 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
click to open popover

Customer reviews

There are no local customer reviews yet.
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews on 4.9 out of 5 stars 23 reviews
M. Lee
5.0 out of 5 starsVaginas Scare Me
21 July 2017 - Published on
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
S. J. Dunn
5.0 out of 5 starsI Am in Love with a Murderer—Grip
10 August 2017 - Published on
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 starsAbove, Beyond, and Different
26 July 2017 - Published on
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful.
5.0 out of 5 starsTaylor's ability to put capture the thought process and emotional ...
15 August 2017 - Published on
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful.
mel taylor
5.0 out of 5 starsThrough the Ant Farm ..
6 November 2017 - Published on
Verified Purchase

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery and Returns

Need Help?