Feather Crowns Themes

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In Feather Crowns, themes of family, motherhood, identity, religion, imagination, superstition, public reaction and sheer survival weave in and out of the story. A sensitive woman among common farm folk, Christie finds herself teetering on the brink of insanity more than once during this epic-long story of one woman's coping mechanism with life. Living among people who consider the birth of her quintuplets comparable to that of a pig's litter, Christie struggles to find her own meaning in an outrageous event from which, at times, she feels completely divorced. Having dealt with growing misapprehension about what type of creature was forming in her body over her nine month pregnancy, Christie alternates between feeling cursed and blessed after the appearance of the five babies. Mason ties the pregnancy and birth, and the mystical feelings it arouses in Christie, to an outdoor camp religious meeting which Christie and her best...

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