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Rachel Ingalls (1940–2019)

Autor(a) de Mrs. Caliban

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About the Author

Rachel Holmes Ingalls was born in Boston, Massachusetts on May 13, 1940. She received a bachelor's degree in languages from Radcliffe in 1962. She moved to London in 1965. Her first book, Theft, was published in 1970 and received the Authors' Club First Novel Award. Her other books included Mrs. mostrar mais Caliban and Binstead's Safari. She died from myeloma on March 6, 2019 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Rachel Ingalls

Mrs. Caliban (1983) 695 exemplares
Binstead's Safari (1983) 90 exemplares
The End of Tragedy (1987) 50 exemplares
I See a Long Journey (1985) 45 exemplares
The Pearlkillers: Four Novellas (1986) 41 exemplares
In the Act (2023) 36 exemplares
Times Like These (2005) 33 exemplares
Something to Write Home About (1988) 26 exemplares
Be My Guest (1992) 26 exemplares
Mrs Caliban and other stories (1993) 18 exemplares
Days Like Today (2000) 15 exemplares
Four Stories (1987) 14 exemplares
Theft (1970) 13 exemplares
Black Diamond (1992) 10 exemplares
Mrs Caliban and Others (1983) 10 exemplares
Three of a Kind (1985) 9 exemplares
Mediterranean Cruise (1973) 4 exemplares
Mevrouw Caliban (2022) 2 exemplares
In flagranti: Erzählungen (1992) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Contribuidor — 335 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares


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I sort of hesitated between 3 or 4 stars. Basically I liked it quite a lot all the way to the ending, I recognised the ending is the "correct" ending structurally and everything... but I still wanted a different ending, and not just cause it's sad.

Like, if you have the courage to write a book about a woman's relationship with a frog person, you've got to see it through. Don't end it on the frogman disappearing from her life because it's very appropriately parallel with her relationship with her husband and he disappears at the moment she's emotionally affected by her husband more than frogman Yes, that works literarily, but why the hell not go further? Just have the frogman live with her forever. Or have a coda where she takes him back to his home, even if it's still sad because her husband's death estranged her from frogman. Just. Justice for frogman Frogman had a story too, and he deserved an ending.

But again... it feels like the "right" ending, structurally. I expected it. And there's depth to it - the language and image links back to other parts of Dorothy's life discussed in the book (most notably her dead dog Bingo). Like I know it's right, that it's a well written ending... but still. There's a childish part of me that wanted to see the frogman more. I mean. In a way I guess that's the point. Agh. I guess it's probably a 4, really.
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tombomp | 33 outras críticas | Oct 31, 2023 |
Unique story of an unhappy marriage. A wife falls in love with a (self created?) creature to replace her husband. Interestingly, the creature disappears the moment the husbands dies.
ghefferon | 33 outras críticas | Oct 23, 2023 |
A funny but serious examination of erotic relationships. The use of intelligent love robots is prescient for 1987. A quick, fun novella.
ghefferon | Oct 5, 2023 |



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