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A stunning anthology of fierce and dangerous women, featuring stories from Lauren Groff, Deesha Philyaw, K-Ming Chang, and thirteen other award-winning and bestselling authors

A middle-aged Black woman exacts revenge on the aggressively average men she meets on dating sites. A girl buries pieces of herself in a hole beneath an apple tree, hoping to escape her mother’s life of struggle and servitude. A group of teenage girls compete for the title of "Worst Girl in America.” A young woman in Taiwan becomes infatuated with a female scam caller, a fleeting ghost of a love that blossoms from strangeness. And a wealthy woman goes to unconventional, and perhaps not entirely ethical, lengths to find her dream man.

In these sixteen stories, we see women at their most monstrous—as con artists and murderers, cutthroats and scalpers, ruled by ambition and grief and spite. Characters for those tired of being told to play nice. Dressed to the nines in morally gray, the stories in this anthology comprise an envelope full of teeth: each one distinct, unsettling, and sharp enough to rip out a throat.

Contributors: Alice Ash, Alicia Elliott, Alison Rumfitt, Aliya Whiteley, Amanda Leduc, Chana Porter, Chantal V. Johnson, Chaya Bhuvaneswar, Deesha Philyaw, K-Ming Chang, Lauren Groff, Maisy Card, Megan Giddings, Sarah Rose Etter, Vanessa Chan, Yah Yah Scholfield

Molly Llewellyn is a twenty-something queer, disabled book blogger from the UK. Sheis one half of the editing team for PEACH PIT, coming Fall 2023 from Dzanc,which is her first big editing role. She's a big fan of "weird women"lit and anything that is the color green.

Kristel Buckley is an editor, publicist and former publisher from the Big Smoke! She is more than happy to talk your ear off about the unfaithful representation of women in history, and her passion is a more equitable, inclusive future for all stories from all voices.

  • Publisher: Dzanc Books (September 12, 2023)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 231 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1950539873
  • ISBN-13: 9781950539871
  • Item Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.62 x 8.5 inches


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