Two auditors for the US egg industry go rogue and conceive a plot to steal a million chickens in the middle of the night – an entire egg farm’s worth of animals. Janey and Cleveland – a spirited former runaway and the officious head of audits – assemble a precarious, quarrelsome team and descend on the farm on a dark spring evening. A series of catastrophes ensues. Deb Olin Unferth’s wildly inventive but utterly plausible novel is a heist story of a very unusual sort. Swirling with a rich array of voices, ‘Barn 8’ takes readers into the minds of these renegades: a farmer’s daughter, a former director of undercover investigations, hundreds of activists, a forest ranger who suddenly comes upon forty thousand hens, and a security guard who is left on an empty farm for years.