This is another story that is right out of my genre reading. However, it is a book that was recommended to me by one of the librarians. So, I decided to try it out, and I was very happy I did!
When a retired actor who frequents a city park is purported to be transitioning from man to deer, municipal authorities in St. John’s Newfoundland, find themselves confronted by an exasperatingly difficult problem.
Complications mount as advocates, bureaucrats, police, and local politicians try to corral the situation, which escalates into an even bigger problem after the story blows up on social media. Leading the charge is the Mayor.
Being a former professional hockey player and local hero, Mayor Matt Olford is juggling a number of personal challenges on top of his city-s man-deer problem: his wife has become a born-again Christian and he’s found himself attracted to one of his colleagues at City Hall.
This story showcases the dysfunction of local politics, overzealous rights activists, and the perils of contemporary social media.
This story is funny in places but it is also serious. So, it has the right balance of all readers.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth