Hawk Parable reviewed in Tupelo Quarterly

Hawk Parable has been reviewed by Philip C. Maurer for Tupelo Quarterly!


“For all the scraps it collects, Hawk Parable distinguishes itself by the spaces it leaves.  What is unsaid, unwritten, or unknown nevertheless develops its own reality and takes a visceral hold on the narrator, on her grandfather, and on the reader.  In one of the most moving sections of the book, the “Exposure” sequence, Mills “borrows from accounts of survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.”  In the last piece of this sequence, “It is,” we hear the survivor, the narrator, and the grandfather seemingly speaking in unison:

It is impossible
for me to write
any more.

Forgive me.

After all that we have witnessed in these pages—the said, the unsaid, the documented, the imagined—we do not begrudge the speaker this silence.”

You can read the full review here.