Family and love in Pinnock’s novel The Last Good Kiss

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The Last Good Kiss by Janice Pinnock, c. 2008,
Strebor Books, $15.50, 191 pages

We humans are pretty lucky.
We’re born into a family that keeps us around long past our infancy. Our parents and siblings recognize us as blood a long time beyond our weaning. We are nurtured by them well into our adulthood, and we can return home at any time, knowing we’re not going to be bitten.