Mrs Caliban

Mrs Caliban

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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 ...

'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)

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Faber & Faber

2021

Adult Fiction

Sci Fi/Dystopia and Literary Fiction

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