Thy Magic Kingdom Come

This review of friend and fellow Hampshire alum Pam Jones’s magical realism novel was originally posted on Bound and Gagged, the banned books blog I run. However, it seemed relevant to share it here as well.

Bound and Gagged

The Biggest Little Bird Cover

We interrupt your regularly scheduled banned book programming to bring you this special non-banned-book review. Some of you may remember fellow Hampshire alum Pam Jones from my post back in October of 2012. Her book, formerly self-published as Every Good Boy Deserves a Favor under the name Pam Hopkins, has since been picked up by Black Hill Press.

The new Black Hill edition, now titled The Biggest Little Bird, was published December 2013. I sat down with it last week and was swept up in a whirlwind of nostalgically seedy surrealism with a dash of the bizarre and a scoop of astute glimpses into the nature of ambition, guilt, and the so-called-innocence of childhood. Pam Jones was kind enough to let me interview her about the book, so be sure to check that out after.

The Biggest Little Bird is a magical realism novella set in the early 60s…

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