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Cameron Woodhead Reviews The Chicken Thief by Fiona Leonard

The Chicken ThiefVerdict: carrot

Fiona Leonard is an Aussie emigre who currently lives in Ghana. The Chicken Thief is a comic novel set in a sub-Saharan African nation wracked by political strife. It tells the story of Alois, a thief who keeps himself fed by unscrupulous use of his talent for hypnotising chooks. He becomes an unlikely hero when he’s embroiled in an attempt to rescue a famous political prisoner and bring down his country’s corrupt government.

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