Mrs Caliban (Faber Editions)

'Genius' - Patricia Lockwood
Faber & Faber (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 5. August 2021
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 128 Seiten
978-0-571-36798-6 (ISBN)
The amphibious cult classic: a magical tale of a suburban housewife's affair with a frogman ...
'Genius ... Like Revolutionary Road written by Franz Kafka ... Exquisite.' The Times
'Ingalls incredibly liberates readers from the awfulness of convention to a state where weirdness and otherness are beautiful and right.' Sarah Hall [Observer Books of the Year]
'Still outpaces, out-weirds, and out-romances anything today.' Marlon James
'A feminist masterpiece: tender, erotic, singular.' Carmen Maria Machado
''Genius ... A broadcast from a stranger and more dazzling dimension.' Patricia Lockwood
'A devastating fable of mythic proportions ... Wondrously peculiar.' Irenosen Okojie (foreword)
'Perfect.' Max Porter

Dorothy is a grieving housewife in the Californian suburbs; her husband is unfaithful, but they are too unhappy to get a divorce. One day, she is doing chores when she hears strange voices on the radio announcing that a green-skinned sea monster has escaped from the Institute for Oceanographic Research - but little does she expect him to arrive in her kitchen. Muscular, vegetarian, sexually magnetic, Larry the frogman is a revelation - and their passionate affair takes them on a journey beyond their wildest dreams ... Rachel Ingalls's Mrs Caliban is a bittersweet fable, a subversive fairy tale, as magical today as it was four decades ago

'A miracle . A perfect novel.' New Yorker
'Every one of its 125 pages is perfect ... Clear a Saturday, please, and read it in a single sitting.' Harper's

What Readers Are Saying:
'Maybe the most gorgeous, lyrical book ever written'*****

'A fantastic wee novel, strange and brilliant, and absolutely the inspiration for The Shape of Water.'*****

'Wonderful, sharp minimal prose offers big truths. Superb - brilliant, in fact.'*****

'Absolutely incredible. It's weird, funny, and heartbreaking, like a Richard Yates novel except with lizardman sex.'*****

'One of the best tongue-in-cheek social satires that I've ever read. It delves into gender politics. It takes a long, hard look at mental health. It addresses female sexual freedom and agency. It asks the reader to examine what it means to be human ... Genius.'*****

'Really brilliant: a deconstruction of suburbia by way of monster movies that examines sad realities with hilarious verve ... Sometimes you need a sexy frog person to break you out of the ties that bind. '*****

'Hooked me so deeply I picked it up and finished it the same night ... Beautiful ... Will stay with me.'*****

'What the hell just happened?'*****
  • Englisch
  • London
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  • Großbritannien
  • Für höhere Schule und Studium
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  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • Höhe: 196 mm
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  • Breite: 126 mm
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  • Dicke: 11 mm
  • 126 gr
978-0-571-36798-6 (9780571367986)

Rachel Ingalls was born in Boston in 1940. She dropped out of school and spent time in Germany before studying at Radcliffe College, then moved to Britain in 1965 where she lived until her death. Her debut novel, Theft (1970), won the Authors' Club First Novel Award; and Mrs Caliban (1982) was named - to her surprise - one of the 20 best American novels since WWII by the British Book Marketing Council (alongside Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and John Updike). Over half a century, Ingalls wrote 11 story collections and novellas - all published by Faber - to great acclaim but is still relatively unknown, one of many women writers Rivka Galchen describes as 'famous for not being famous'. She died in 2019 after a revival of interest in her work.

Irenosen Okojie was born in Nigeria and moved to England as a child. Her debut novel, Butterfly Fish (2015) won a Betty Trask Award; and her first story collection, Speak Gigantular (2016) was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize, a Shirley Jackson Award, and the 2017 Edge Hill Short Story Prize. Nudibranch (2019) was longlisted for the Jhalak Prize, with her story 'Grace Jones' winning the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing. Curandera will be published by Dialogue Books in 2022. @IrenosenOkojie

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