20. More House by Hannah Calder


Hannah Calder’s first book is title More House, and boy, is it ever. More House than you can handle, that is.

The action in this book centres around when is a house a home, or not a home, or is it?

Calder’s prose circles around the absurdity of writing fiction, the absurdity of gender and the absurdity of character. Brutal in the way that being born a woman is brutal, and in the way that sexual assault is brutal, More House writes and re-writes abuse and love and sex and fairy tales against family narrative and film scripts. 

Kathy Acker-esque but with more warmth and humour.

I endorse this book.

-Nikki