I had no idea what to expect when I picked up this National Book Award finalist, a slim volume with a cartoon of forest creatures on its cover. What I encountered was a book like few others I’ve come across, an allegory of climate catastrophe and generational conflict that doesn’t hold back its punches. This is a darkly humorous story and it certainly doesn’t shy away from controversy with its satire on religious themes and criticisms of consumer culture. I admire its boldness and Millet’s craft as a writer. She manages to pack a lot of ideas into a short and compulsively readable book.
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)