Sometimes the process of accommodation is comic, bringing out Flynn’s characteristic wit, as in “At Play in the Sewers of the Lord,” which juxtaposes theology and sewage treatment. But most often Flynn's stories make us look at ourselves as they probe difficult subjects—the innate cruelty of children, our intolerance and lack of compassion for the elderly.
In the title story, the main character decides that if she could live with her husband for forty years, she surely could live with hyenas. Flynn’s characters teach us all to be heroes of accommodation.
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