The title of this book is apt. The choke is something I felt from the first moment. It’s also the main thing you worry about when you have small children.
While the book is not about strangulation, it is about children and adults who have not progressed much beyond the infantile. The vulnerability is palpable.
It starts with a frantic kids’ fight. Justine (Jussy) has teeth that are struggling through the gums. She is about six years old. It’s so vivid you can feel the power in her little legs.
We don’t know much about her yet, except that she is playing with big boys and one of them has access to a rifle. Continue reading