Human Croquet


British writer Kate Atkinson’s Human Croquet, released back in 1997, remains off-kilter and enjoyable 20+ years later. Imbued with magic realism, the Shakespearean tale combines a coming of age story with time travel and parallel worlds. The hero, while omniscient, keeps pace with the reader, discovering the secrets and histories belonging to her missing mother, her war hero father, neighbors, classmates, friends and the village itself.