Book Club: Laura Jean McKay’s ‘The Animals In That Country’

2SER Final Draft’s Alex Pople and Breakfast’s Alex James are back with another chapter of Book Club!

Laura Jean McKay’s debut novel ‘The Animals In That Country’, winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, is coincidentally set in a world plagued by pandemic. However, one of the primary symptoms of “zoo flu” is the ability for humans to understand the language of animals.

Tough grandmother Jean must fight to protect her family as her infected son Lee leaves with her beloved grandaughter Kimberly. McKay’s science-fiction novel poses the eerie question: what would it really mean to understand animals?

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