After selling the film rights of her dystopian first novel, The End We Start From, to Benedict Cumberbatch, you’d think Megan Hunter might try to double down on her success. But in The Harpy, she pivots towards domestic drama, exchanging post-apocalyptic futures for suburban kitchens and lower-middle-class dinner party tension.
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