My book review of 'Brood' by Jackie Polzin
Battling bad weather, bad luck and predators, the nameless narrator charts a year looking after her four chickens while also coming to terms with her own childless future.
We are introduced to Gloria, Gam Gam, Darkness and Miss Hennepin County and learn all about their daily wants and needs, just as the narrator tells us about her life and community, and how she is struggling with her personal tragedy coming to terms with her different future.
It's such a clever idea, beautifully executed. I read it too quickly and will be picking it up again!