A BOOK CLUB FEATURING LITERATURE BY WOMEN
Join us for the Better Half Book Club, where we’ll discuss Rachel Ingalls’s recently reissued 1982 novel, Mrs. Caliban.
In the quiet suburbs, while Dorothy is doing chores and waiting for her husband to come home from work, not in the least anticipating romance, she hears a strange radio announcement about a monster who has just escaped from the Institute for Oceanographic Research. Reviewers have compared Rachel Ingalls’s Mrs. Caliban to King Kong, Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, the films of David Lynch, “Beauty and the Beast,” The Wizard of Oz, E.T., Richard Yates’s domestic realism, B-horror movies, and the fairy tales of Angela Carter—how such a short novel could contain all of these disparate elements is a testament to its startling and singular charm.
An hour-long discussion will be accompanied by light snacks and refreshments. Men, women, and those who identify as neither are all welcome at the Better Half Book Club.
Copies of Mrs. Caliban can be purchased in paperback at The Writer’s Block Book Shop. Registration is not required.