Rural New England, just before Reagan's second term. Meg and Ben are a creditor away from losing their family farm. To the rescue flies a high-powered businessman – in a private chopper no less – offering a tidy sum for a taste of farm life and the pure, raw milk that goes with it. Even before locavores roamed the earth, "back to the land" was hardly as simple as its promise; livestock and humans aren't known for behaving as expected. And so it is Milk, an elegant parable of change set on the cusp of a shifting American landscape.
"There is an engagingly original streak running through her writing...[DeVoti] fills Milk with interesting details (lots of cow knowledge) and unexpected touches. – The New York Times