In working class neighborhood Astoria, Queens, a
chicken comes out of nowhere to reside in the backyard of
the home of New York Times food critic William Grimes and
his wife. Somehow the fowl makes a nest amidst the other
creatures of the asphalt jungle mainly cats. Even more
surprising to Grimes is how much he wants to keep the
chicken safe. Soon chicken becomes the Chicken. However,
ultimately for no known reason the Chicken vanishes never
to return leaving behind two sad humans who still miss
MY FINE FEATHERED FRIEND is a wonderfully humorous
story of how an animal can capture the heart of a human.
Mr. Grimes looks into the history of the chicken while
relating anecdotal episodes about his particular Chicken.
The true tale is amusing and pet lovers will fully
understand the author's emotions while laughing at the
antics of the Chicken. Mr. Grimes has not laid an egg with
the engaging adventures of Chicken in the city that feels
more like an amusing parable or fable.