Discussion Notes: The Kitchen Child
Find this week’s story here: The Kitchen Child by Angela Carter
Next week’s story: Who Will Greet You at Home by Lesley Nneka Arimah
Rated: Explicit (discussion of sexual content)
On today’s podcast, we welcome a special guest Gael Gilliland. She is founder of The Legacy Recorder (www.thelegacyrecorder.com) which helps people preserve their favorite moments and wisdom for generations to come. The Legacy Recorder works with both individuals and assisted living facilities to help preserve individual’s life stories.
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As for today’s story, Maya, Gerald, Anais and Gael discussed The Kitchen Child by Angela Carter. Set in England, this rowdy comedy centers around a boy born to an estate’s cook, and whose father remains a puzzling mystery. Opinions diverged. On the most positive side, Anais and Gael enjoyed the humor and cartoonish aspects of the story. Meanwhile, Gerald took issue with the mistreatment of the female cook, and Maya struggled with what could be seen as assault dismissed for laughs. Boy, what a debate!
Stay for a culinary quiz and test your continental chops.
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