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Plain Bad Heroines
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Plain Bad Heroines (Hardback)

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Synopsis

'Brimming from start to finish with sly humour and gothic mischief...a brilliant piece of exuberant storytelling' SARAH WATERS









'Atmospheric, sexy, creepy, full of lesbians and wasps, disturbing and funny and totally addictive' KATE DAVIES, author of In At The Deep End











'It's a terrible story and one way to tell it is this: two girls in love and a fog of wasps cursed the place forever after...'





1902, Brookhants School for Girls: students Flo and Clara are madly in love with each other, as well as completely obsessed with The Story of Mary MacLane, the scandalous debut memoir by 19 year old MacLane. A few months later they are found dead in the woods, after a horrific wasp attack, the book lying next to their intertwined bodies. Within five years the school is closed. But not before three more people die on the property, each in a troubling way.





Over a hundred years later, Brookhants opens its doors once more, when a crew of young actresses arrive to film a high-profile movie about the rumoured Brookhants curse. And as past and present become grimly entangled, it's soon impossible to tell quite where the curse leaves off and Hollywood begins...







For fans of Sarah Waters, Curtis Sittenfeld and Shirley Jackson, Plain Bad Heroines is by turns sharply witty and deeply unsettling: a modern gothic novel that is utterly immersive and hugely compelling.







'Buzzing with wickedness...sly, wry and dangerous to know' Rosie Garland





'Ingenious, jaw-dropping...a queer roar and it's terrifying and it's a goddamned triumph' Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World





'Wears its brilliance lightly...it's dark, sweet, and addictive. Simply one of the best books I've read in the last decade' Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman





'A hot amalgamation of gothic horror and Hollywood satire, it's draped with depth but bursting with life' Washington Post





'A deviously delicious cake' O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

Fiction & PoetryHorrorClassic horror & ghost storiesFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN-13: 9780008346928  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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emily m. danforth is the author of the highly-acclaimed young adult novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post. She has an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She lives with her wife and two terrible dogs in Rhode Island. This is her first adult novel.

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