Julie C. Day. The Re’em Song. (Interzone #258, May-June 2015)

Interzone258A young wife becomes disillusioned and uncomfortable in her marriage and in her community and it’s role in hunting unicorns for their bones and horns. Leaving husband, family and community behind, she travels to the city, where she sees another aspect of the industry, the butchery of the unicorns. She returns home, attempting to come to terms with her life.

The turning points of the story – returning home from the city, and at the end of the story, are fairly low key, and the story doesn’t hit any peaks, mirroring the journey and emotional state of the protagonist.

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