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A tale of love and grim determination: Zorrie, by Laird Hunt, reviewed

22 January 2022

9:00 AM

22 January 2022

9:00 AM

Zorrie Laird Hunt

Riverrun, pp.161, 14.99

When Zorrie Underwood, the titular character in Laird Hunt’s deeply touching novel about an Indiana farm woman, is pregnant, a little girl asks how her baby breathes. ‘Like a fish,’ says Zorrie, which is how Hunt treats his readers, luring them with a snapshot of Zorrie’s diminishing days before reeling them in as her life unspools.

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