Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker
  • Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker

  • ISBN13:9780802129093
  • 出版社:Grove Pr
  • 作者:Kathleen Hale
  • 裝訂/頁數:精裝/176頁
  • 規格:21.6cm*14.6cm*1.9cm (高/寬/厚)
  • 出版日:2019/06/04
定  價:NT$805元
優惠價: 79636
可得紅利積點:19 點




Kathleen Hale has been known to stalk people from time to time. Not recently, of course, and only online. Well, mostly online.

She once tracked a mountain lion running loose in the Hollywood Hills, while pregnant with her daughter. And then there was that time she hunted eight-foot, three-hundred-pound feral hogs in Florida—all for the good of mankind, of course.

In these six extraordinary essays, Hale proves herself to be an exhilarating new voice whose commentaries on womanhood, obsession, and the Internet are both hilarious and profound. In “Catfish,” she recounts a standoff with a caustic Goodreads reviewer who writes under an alias, spurring Hale on a treacherous Instagram investigation that ends badly at the reviewer’s house. In “Prey,” she tells the troubling story of her assault at a massage parlor in the days before her fresh-man year at Harvard, sending her to seek shelter in the library, where she spends hours researching and memorizing the weak spots of various dangerous animals. Whether she’s visiting a colony of misfits in the desert who claim to suffer from undiagnosable environmental illnesses or watching the Miss America pageant at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, Hale wields razor-sharp wit, uncommon levels of empathy, and fearless honesty, especially when turned upon herself.

Hilarious, candid, and sometimes unsettling, Kathleen Hale Is a Crazy Stalker examines the many forms that trauma can take, revises our ideas of who or what a predator can be, and introduces an arresting and madcap new voice for this strange American century.

Kathleen Hale has written for the Guardian, Elle, Vogue, GQ, Vice, and Hazlitt, among many others. She is the author of two young adult novels, one of which was named one of the best YA novels of 2014 by Time. In addition to her fiction and journalism, she has also written for Netflix, Marvel, CBS, and HBO.