August.02.2017

Review of The Afterlife of Birds in What’s Up Yukon

There’s a new review of Elizabeth Philips’ debut novel, The Afterlife of Birds, in What’s Up Yukon. Vanessa Ratjen writes:

“What I really drew from, and appreciated in, The Afterlife of Birds was the indirect metaphor of anatomy and relationships. The more decorative characters, like the plumage on birds, are attractive in their distractions, but they live as external beings. And their relationships require a strong, stable internal force to keep all the moving parts together. And, in this novel, that unseen skeleton is the rather unobtrusive, run-of-the-mill fellow: Henry.”

You can read the full review here.