Misandrist Fiction

These juicy stories of revenge and just deserts are a misandrist's dream. If you'd have been there, if you'd have seen it, I betcha you would have done the same!

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This novel succeeds as both a gripping scifi narrative—packing some fantastic plot twists that don't rely on overly convoluted time travel mechanics—and a thoughtful exploration of profound questions; most notably, "what causes social change?". A dark but hopeful tone combined with thoroughly original world building keeps the book from being reducible to a mashup of The Handmaid's Tale and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (though it would certainly appeal to fans of either).
Libertie, Firestorm Collective member 

This feminist ghost story collection delivers a very similar ~ darkly whimsical ~ tone to one of my favorite films, Spirited Away. Loosely based on Japanese folklore, these stories follow the otherworldly spirits who haunt temples, bathhouses, and unsuspecting men, living (or not) exactly as they please. An on-point concept with an execution to match, do yourself a favor and bring these ladies home! 
—Esmé, Firestorm Collective member

 

The deadpan, misandrist thriller of our dreams. Set in Nigeria, this debut novel moves at a breakneck clip as it explores the rivalry and bond of two sisters Ayoola (who keeps murdering her boyfriends) and Korede (who keeps cleaning up the bodies) and their distinct ways of navigating a deeply patriarchal society with a shared history of abuse at the hands of men.
—Beck, Firestorm Collective member

Old men who date young women make my skin crawl. In Abby Jame's Lizard Daddies, the skin on these old men is literally rotting and falling off as they search for young flesh to keep them alive. Is it hyperbole though? Is it?
Esmé, Firestorm Collective member 

[Golden Boys Beware] delivers the story of a girl who snatches control back from a world that stole it away, through whatever means necessary. Hannah Capin deftly combines stunningly lyrical prose with the raw power of engulfing fury, sending a message written in blood. In a world where too many are forced into silence, this book roars back.
—Sophie Gonzales, author of The Law of Inertia

Originally published in 1947, The Dry Heart is by far Ginzberg’s strangest work of fiction, a taught psychological thriller laced with horror about a woman who — very matter-of-factly in the first few sentences — murders her husband. "I shot him between the eyes," the nameless narrator says, then goes out for coffee. Short enough to read in one sitting, it’s a feminist classic that exposes the dark side of marriage in clean, captivating prose.
Chicago Tribune

Sometimes the opening sentence of a first-person narrative can so vividly capture the personality of its speaker that you immediately want to spend all the time you can in their company. That’s the case with... Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead... [a] barbed and subversive tale about what it takes to challenge the complacency of the powers that be.
Boston Globe

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Lorna is a comic about a girl who loves knives, loves to threaten boys, collects skeletons, and maybe is the reason those skeletons are available to be collected. It is about a girl who doesn’t understand parties, actively chooses to interact with cats over people, and who sat alone every day in the high school cafeteria because her constant companions were daggers and a hacksaw. Lorna is one of the most relatable comics I have ever read.
—Alenka Figa, Women Write About Comics

[Her Body and Other Parties] is that hallowed thing: an example of almost preposterous talent that also encapsulates something vital but previously diffuse about the moment... Machado is a master of such pointed formal play, of queering genre and the supposed laws of reality to present alternative possibilities... Machado reveals just how original, subversive, proud and joyful it can be to write from deep in the gut, even—especially—if the gut has been bruised.
Los Angeles Times

With a longsword, a baseball bat studded in nails, and her trustworthy bloodthirsty motorbike, Jenn Woodall’s eye-patched magical vigilante combats harassment from scumbags with style all while paying homage to classic magical girl manga with her zines published by Silver Sprocket... Woodall takes this sweet, rated-G style and sprinkles a little ultra-violence into the mix. With Magical Beatdown, she creates a visually tantalizing tale that touches on nostalgia while submerging you into a story wholly her own.
—Jazmine Joyner, Women Write About Comics

Bloodier than its predecessor, [Magical Beatdown Volume 2.] solidifies the hero’s goal to protect girls from the harassment of men by going out to take care of a gang of disrespectful guys with frail egos. Woodall’s comic focuses on the male gaze, and comments on how male expectations and wounded pride have nothing to do with the women they harass.
—Jazmine Joyner, Women Write About Comics