“When two egg industry auditors devise a plan to steal a million chickens, you won’t think they’re crazy—you’ll be rooting for them the whole way. Barn 8 hits the ground running like a chicken with its head cut off. A colorful cast is brought to life beautifully in the audiobook, and there’s plenty of irony and thoughtfulness. The most emotional moments for me were those which involved the chickens—their lives, their wants, their freedom. At just the right time, Deb Olin Unferth gracefully shines light on animal rights and the future of humanity with this wonderful, quirky story, unlike anything you’ve read before!”Mary, Raven Book Store
Janey and Cleveland are two auditors for the US egg industry who go rogue and conceive a plot to steal a million chickens in the middle of the nightan entire egg farms worth of animals. They assemble a precarious, quarrelsome team and descend on the farm on a dark spring evening. It doesnt go as planned. In her most powerful work yet, Deb Olin Unferth tells a wildly inventive, unforgettable heist story, with one million nonhuman consciousnesses at its center. Funny, philosophical, heartening and heartbreaking, Barn 8 ultimately asks: What constitutes meaningful action in a world so in need of change? Unferth comes at this question with striking ingenuity, razor-sharp wit, and ferocious passion. Barn 8 is a rare comic-political drama that could have been written by no one else.
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