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The amphibious cult classic: a magical tale of a suburban housewife's affair with a frogman ...
'Still outpaces, out-weirds, and out-romances anything today.' Marlon James
''Genius ... A broadcast from a stranger and more dazzling dimension.' Patricia Lockwood
'So curiously right, so romantically obverse, that it creates its own terrible, brilliant reality.' Sarah Hall
'A feminist masterpiece: tender, erotic, singular.' Carmen Maria Machado
'A devastating fable of mythic proportions ... Wondrously peculiar.' Irenosen Okojie (foreword)
'Genius ... Like Revolutionary Road written by Franz Kafka ... Exquisite.' The Times
'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?'*****

 

Review

A tender, erotic, singular novel; a feminist masterpiece. -- Carmen Maria Machado

Genius ... A broadcast from a stranger and more dazzling dimension ... One of my favorites. -- Patricia Lockwood

Still outpaces, out-weirds, and out-romances anything today.

A tale so curiously right, so romantically obverse, that it creates its own terrible, brilliant reality. -- Sarah Hall

Genius ... Its absurdity throws everything else into relief - the hackneyed tale of suburban boredom is refreshed - and the result is like Revolutionary Road written by Franz Kafka ... A exquisite hors d'oeuvre, which leaves your mouth watering for more. -- John Self - The Times

A miracle ... A perfect novel. - New Yorker

A devastating fable of mythic proportions ... Wondrously peculiar. -- Irenosen Okojie

Mrs. Caliban is inscribed upon my soul, a very weird book in every possible great meaning of the word 'weird.' -- Elizabeth McCracken

[Ingalls'] performances are immensely skillful, reminiscent of the best film thrillers. -- Ursula K. Le Guin

Fresher than most things written yesterday .... Every one of its 125 pages is perfect, original, and arresting. Clear a Saturday, please, and read it in a single sitting. - Harpers

I'm obsessed with Mrs. Caliban, Rachel Ingalls's perfect, short, bizarre, heartfelt, insane 1982 novel. - Vogue

A collision of fairy tale, pulp, and the dredgings of the unconscious ... Fables whose unadorned sentences belie their irreducible strangeness ... Her masterpiece. - New Yorker

Imagine if Muriel Spark wrote science fiction and you'll get close to what this book feels like: a triumph.

One of my favourite novels in the world.

So deft and austere in its prose, so drolly casual in its fantasy ... An impeccable parable, beautifully written.

Book Description

The amphibious cult classic: this magical tale of a suburban housewife's affair with a frogman is 'genius' (Patricia Lockwood), 'perfect' (Max Porter), 'a feminist masterpiece' (Carmen Maria Machado), and 'out-weirds and out-romances anything today' (Marlon James).

About the Author

Rachel Ingalls was born in Boston in 1940. She spent time in Germany before studying at Radcliffe College, and moved to England in 1965, where she lived for the rest of her life. Her debut novel, Theft (1970), won the Authors' Club First Novel Award, and her novella Mrs Caliban (1982) was named one of the 20 best American novels since World War Two by the British Book Marketing Council. Over half a century, Ingalls wrote 11 story collections and novellas - all published by Faber - to great acclaim, but remains relatively unknown. She died in 2019 after a revival of interest in her work.
 
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  • ISBN: 9780571367986
  • Author: Rachel Ingalls
  • Publisher: Faber And Faber
  • Pages: 128
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

The amphibious cult classic: a magical tale of a suburban housewife's affair with a frogman ...
'Still outpaces, out-weirds, and out-romances anything today.' Marlon James
''Genius ... A broadcast from a stranger and more dazzling dimension.' Patricia Lockwood
'So curiously right, so romantically obverse, that it creates its own terrible, brilliant reality.' Sarah Hall
'A feminist masterpiece: tender, erotic, singular.' Carmen Maria Machado
'A devastating fable of mythic proportions ... Wondrously peculiar.' Irenosen Okojie (foreword)
'Genius ... Like Revolutionary Road written by Franz Kafka ... Exquisite.' The Times
'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?'*****

 

Review

A tender, erotic, singular novel; a feminist masterpiece. -- Carmen Maria Machado

Genius ... A broadcast from a stranger and more dazzling dimension ... One of my favorites. -- Patricia Lockwood

Still outpaces, out-weirds, and out-romances anything today.

A tale so curiously right, so romantically obverse, that it creates its own terrible, brilliant reality. -- Sarah Hall

Genius ... Its absurdity throws everything else into relief - the hackneyed tale of suburban boredom is refreshed - and the result is like Revolutionary Road written by Franz Kafka ... A exquisite hors d'oeuvre, which leaves your mouth watering for more. -- John Self - The Times

A miracle ... A perfect novel. - New Yorker

A devastating fable of mythic proportions ... Wondrously peculiar. -- Irenosen Okojie

Mrs. Caliban is inscribed upon my soul, a very weird book in every possible great meaning of the word 'weird.' -- Elizabeth McCracken

[Ingalls'] performances are immensely skillful, reminiscent of the best film thrillers. -- Ursula K. Le Guin

Fresher than most things written yesterday .... Every one of its 125 pages is perfect, original, and arresting. Clear a Saturday, please, and read it in a single sitting. - Harpers

I'm obsessed with Mrs. Caliban, Rachel Ingalls's perfect, short, bizarre, heartfelt, insane 1982 novel. - Vogue

A collision of fairy tale, pulp, and the dredgings of the unconscious ... Fables whose unadorned sentences belie their irreducible strangeness ... Her masterpiece. - New Yorker

Imagine if Muriel Spark wrote science fiction and you'll get close to what this book feels like: a triumph.

One of my favourite novels in the world.

So deft and austere in its prose, so drolly casual in its fantasy ... An impeccable parable, beautifully written.

Book Description

The amphibious cult classic: this magical tale of a suburban housewife's affair with a frogman is 'genius' (Patricia Lockwood), 'perfect' (Max Porter), 'a feminist masterpiece' (Carmen Maria Machado), and 'out-weirds and out-romances anything today' (Marlon James).

About the Author

Rachel Ingalls was born in Boston in 1940. She spent time in Germany before studying at Radcliffe College, and moved to England in 1965, where she lived for the rest of her life. Her debut novel, Theft (1970), won the Authors' Club First Novel Award, and her novella Mrs Caliban (1982) was named one of the 20 best American novels since World War Two by the British Book Marketing Council. Over half a century, Ingalls wrote 11 story collections and novellas - all published by Faber - to great acclaim, but remains relatively unknown. She died in 2019 after a revival of interest in her work.
 

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