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Mrs Caliban (Faber Editions) - Faber Editions (Paperback)
  • Mrs Caliban (Faber Editions) - Faber Editions (Paperback)

Mrs Caliban (Faber Editions) - Faber Editions (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages
Published: 05/08/2021
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Waterstones Says

Subversive, hilarious and heartbreaking all at once, Ingalls’ lyrical feminist fairy-tale about a lonely Californian housewife who has an affair with an amphibious sea monster is an uninhibited miracle of storytelling, as resounding now as it was when first published four decades ago.

The amphibious cult classic: a magical tale of a suburban housewife's affair with a frogman.

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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571367986
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 115 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm
Edition: Main


'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

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

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“Unusual romance.”

Rachel Ingalls’s Mrs.Caliban is a magical novella, written four decades ago which is still as intense, weird, heartbreaking and romantic as before.

The main character Dorothy is a grieving suburban wife with... More

Paperback edition
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“Weird and Wonderful Romance”

"Mrs Caliban" is a wonderfully weird romance dripping on social satire and self discovery. We follow Dorothy, a grieving housewife with an unfaithful husband, pottering through her daily routines of keeping... More

Paperback edition
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“A must read piece of magical realism.”

This was one of my favourite novels of the year. Ingalls' love story between a bored suburban housewife and a giant amphibian is a strange whirlwind tale that deserves this beautiful new edition that Faber have... More

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