‘Fierce Kingdom,’ By Gin Phillips

One of the more astonishing things about Fierce Kingdom is how firmly it is a novel about parenthood.
But that is the case with Gin Phillips’ Fierce Kingdom, in which shooters take over a zoo at dusk, forcing those left behind to hide or be picked off along with the penned-in animals.
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Fierce Kingdom explores how entwined violence is in the ordinary, and how for the young, it can be a safe abstraction, or cruelly real.
‘Fierce Kingdom’ explores how entwined violence is in the ordinary, and how for the young, it can be a safe abstraction, or cruelly real.

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