We Are the Birds of the Coming Storm
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‘Identity is not out there to be claimed but something that [the protagonists] must define. Outside influences seek again and again to violate their boundaries of personal definition, to force another, undesired, definition onto them [. . .] Lafon cuts straight to the heart.’ —The Mookse and the Gripes
‘Lafon’s novel is unafraid to tackle the darkness of rape and the struggle of women who fight to take back their lives. An unusual narrative style emphasizes the pain, chaos, energy, and madness of the story it tells, while slipping into a world that exists yet sometimes seems unreal in its haunting power.’ —World Literature Today
‘We Are the Birds of the Coming Storm manages to approach hefty topics with an intense seriousness and focus, as well as a nuanced form of self-awareness. At once packed with dense ideas and delicate plotting.’ —Full Stop [Read the full review]
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