Posts Tagged ‘dark comedy’

Radioactive Lady Seeks Revenge

February 7th, 2011

You pretty much have to love a novel that involves a 77-year-old woman hellbent on revenge after being served a radioactive cocktail in the fifties as part of a secret government experiment. THE REVENGE OF THE RADIOACTIVE LADY by Elizabeth Stuckey-French is quirky Southern fiction at its best. We won’t even get into the pineapple upside-down cake laced with anti-freeze and the kidnapping. We’ll let you find out for yourself….

“If you liked the film Little Miss Sunshine, you’ll absolutely LOVE this book! Not only whacked-out and wonderful, this novel is secretly very damn serious, too, as well as up-to-the-minute contemporary and compelling. I couldn’t put it down.” —Lee Smith, bestselling author of The Last Girls and On Agate Hill

“How wonderful it is to find a writer who perfectly captures the spirit of this crazy age: that bizarre and irreducible mix of high and low culture, of tragedy and comedy. This is no mean literary feat. And Elizabeth Stuckey-French achieves it brilliantly. Not only a wildly entertaining novel, an important one.”
—Robert Olen Bulter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Hell and A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

“Mixing the suburban angst of Tom Perrotta with the snarky humor of Carl Hiaasen, Elizabeth Stuckey-French has written a page-turner that is thoughtful, amusing, and nearly impossible to put down. —Library Journal Starred Review

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