Mrs Caliban (Faber Editions)
by Rachel Ingalls; Irenoson Okojie
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 5 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 9 Aug 2021
Faber and Faber Ltd, Faber & Faber
She was halfway across the checked linoleum floor of her nice safe kitchen, when the screen door opened and a gigantic six-foot-seven-inch frog-like creature shouldered its way into the house . . .
'Still outpaces, out-weirds and out-romances anything today.' Marlon James
'Genius . . . A broadcast from a stranger and more dazzling dimension.' Patricia Lockwood
'A feminist masterpiece: tender, erotic, singular.' Carmen Maria Machado
‘A tale so curiously right, so romantically obverse, that it creates its own terrible, brilliant reality.’ Sarah Hall
With a new foreword by Irenosen Okojie
Dorothy is a grieving housewife in the Californian suburbs. Her infant son, unborn child and dog have all just died; her husband is unfaithful, and 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 and excellent at housework, Larry the frogman is a revelation – and their passionate affair takes them on a journey beyond their wildest dreams . . .
Reissued with a new foreword by Irenosen Okojie, Rachel Ingalls’s Mrs Caliban is an amphibious cult classic – a bittersweet fable, a subversive fairy tale – as magical today as it was four decades ago.