Book cover for Brood



28 April 2022
240 pages
Imprint: Picador


Darkly funny and poignant.

Fans of Elizabeth Strout and Anne Tyler will devour it.
Acutely observed . . . and the chickens provide metaphors for the world at large.
Some novelists floodlight the world; Polzin uses a penlight to beautifully illuminate the least glamorous corners of a quotidian life . . . Her observation of the fragility and loveliness of daily life is so sharp and her commentary so droll, trenchant and precise, that the modest world she describes becomes almost numinous.