‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ Explores Individual Liberty As A Tool Of Survival
In another time, “Where the Crawdads Sing,” written by Delia Owens,
would be a coming of age, murder-mystery, romance drama with a raw and magnetic appeal.
But in a time when all is politically scrutinized, reviewers ask whether
Crawdads” is “green” enough, and if Kya Clark is a pink hat-aligned woman.
However, what America finds in both the bestselling novel and the Reese
Witherspoon-Taylor Swift-Daisy Edgar-Jones movie coming to theaters
this week, is that Kya Clark governs herself in liberty and discipline,
keeps to her family values, and is hard not to see as an all-American inspiration.
Kya’s story begins near the age of birth suffering violent child abuse.