Little, Brown and Company How to Be Eaten Little, Brown and Company How to Be Eaten
Little, Brown and Company How to Be Eaten Little, Brown and Company How to Be Eaten

How to Be Eaten

By Maria Adelmann

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Publication Date: May 31, 2022

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A darkly funny and provocative debut novel that reimagines classic fairy tale characters as modern women in a support group for trauma

In present-day New York City, five women meet in a basement support group to process their traumas. Bernice grapples with the fallout of dating a psychopathic, blue-bearded billionaire. Ruby, once devoured by a wolf, now wears him as a coat. Gretel questions her memory of being held captive in a house made of candy. Ashlee, the winner of a Bachelor-esque dating show, wonders if she really got her promised fairy tale ending. And Raina's love story will shock them all.

Though the women start out wary of one another, judging each other’s stories, gradually they begin to realize that they may have more in common than they supposed…What really brought them here? What secrets will they reveal? And is it too late for them to rescue each other?

Dark, edgy, and wickedly funny, this debut for readers of Carmen Maria Machado, Kristen Arnett, and Kelly Link takes our coziest, most beloved childhood stories, exposes them as anti-feminist nightmares, and transforms them into a new kind of myth for grown-up women.

About the Author

Maria Adelmann is the author of the short story collection GIRLS OF A CERTAIN AGE, which explores the many impossible choices of modern girl and womanhood. Her work has been published by Tin House, n+1, Electric Literature, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Threepenny Review, the Indiana Review, Epoch, AQR, MQR, and many others, and has been selected by The Best American Short Stories as a distinguished story. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram @ink176. HOW TO BE EATEN is her first novel.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 336 pages

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Publication Date: May 31, 2022

ISBN: 9780316450843

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