Malyon luminescent when pinning butterflies
The Migration of Butterflies review
Malyon’s third novel has many of the strengths of her well-regarded earlier fiction. There are luminescent passages. Luxuriating in language, these often come in the form of fauna and flora reports: the names of butterflies, facts about ferns. Malyon’s characters seem to be trying to pin down the airy mutability of life with fragments... like pins in a mounted butterfly.