“The story is about a woman who finds herself in her childhood home, now inhabited by beasts,” notes McKenzie.
“While at first she enjoys the beasts’ kindness and generosity, the story takes a disturbing turn and she finds herself accompanying the beasts on the equivalent of a death march.”
McKenzie received her B.A. in Literature from UC Santa Cruz in 1981. She taught on campus as a Kresge lecturer from 2008 to 2010.