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Wed Feb 23rd Ink & Drink Book Club:  6.30pm - Mrs Caliban

Wed Feb 23rd Ink & Drink Book Club: 6.30pm - Mrs Caliban


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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)




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

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