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Mrs. Caliban (Paperback)

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By Rachel Ingalls, Rivka Galchen (Introduction by)
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Mrs. Caliban, originally published in 1983, was once named "one of the 20 greatest American novels since WWII," but was swiftly buried by the decades and forgotten before being re-released in this edition in 2017. Ingalls' work has been called "easy to read and hard to forget," and I think you'll find that beyond that, this is actually very hard book to describe, though many have tried, going as far as comparing the story to B-horror, Frankenstein, David Lynch films (there's certainly a Twin Peaks vibe somewhere in these pages), even The Wizard or Oz or E.T.. Romance, science fiction, thriller—this odd novella about a lonely housewife and her extraterrestrial extramarital affair won't disappoint.

— Alice

December 2017 Indie Next List

“This book, which New Directions has unearthed from the 1980s, is such a surprising, delightful gem. It's like a mix of Lucia Berlin's knack for character, dialogue, and tone with the sci-fi realism that's become so popular lately. A strange, beautiful book by a writer who's getting her rightful recognition (and who may have predicted the current avocado craze?!).”
— Jacob Rogers, Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville, NC

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811226691
ISBN-10: 0811226697
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: November 28th, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English