Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ten top books about wild women

Danielle Dutton is the author of the novel, Margaret the First. One of her ten top books about wild women, as shared at the Guardian:
The Hearing Trumpet by Leonora Carrington

Better known as a surrealist painter, Carrington was equally strange and ferocious as a fiction writer. This 1976 novel centres on a band of gutsy old ladies as they revolt against the petty despots and quack psychiatrists running a bizarro retirement community like something out of Alice in Wonderland. When it isn’t weird like a David Lynch movie, it’s sweet like an old-lady buddy novel; then it’s a biting satire of power structures; then it’s a mystical fable of the occult.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue