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Plain Bad Heroines Reviews

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Plain Bad Heroines

Emily M. Danforth

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1 review

Imprint: The Borough Press
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9780008346928

'Brimming from start to finish with sly humour and gothic mischief' SARAH WATERS 'Atmospheric, sexy, creepy...totally addictive' KATE DAVIES, author of In At The Deep End 'A gloriously over-the-top queer romp' I PAPER, top picks for 2021

  • The GuardianBook of the Day
4 stars out of 5
Sarah Ditum
20 Mar 2021

"this glorious doorstep of super-queer terror is presided over by the ghost of Shirley Jackson"

Death and misery were once the only imaginable outcomes for a lesbian or bi woman in fiction, but that isn’t so today. What if she could create her own world? Plain Bad Heroines is that creation: in this novel, everything that happens, happens between women. I’m not even sure there’s one conversation between two male characters – whatever the reverse of the Bechdel test is, Danforth defiantly flunks it. Her novel is beguilingly clever, very sexy and seriously frightening.