In Banshee, Samantha Baxter―wife, mother, poetry professor―learns she has breast cancer and then ruins her own life.
Tumbling through a catastrophic midlife crisis, she gives herself permission to partake in behaviors she's observed in her male colleagues, including having an affair with a student her daughter's age, ranting at board meetings, and telling her poetry students what she really thinks of their work.
Underneath biting, witty narration lurks a childish, confused, and unrealized adult woman hell-bent on destroying her relationships and professional life, all within the span of a few weeks.
Part comedy, part tragedy, Banshee dramatizes the emotions that lie behind our inhibitions―and the consequences of unleashing them.
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"Banshee is the kind of book every woman I know wishes she'd written. Fierce, necessary, honest, a burn-it-all-down scorched earth policy to the toxic masculinity of this Age of Terror."-- "Emily Rapp-Black, New York Times bestselling author"
"A ravishing book. Sexy and sad, dark and funny, ruthless and kind, this is Rachel DeWoskin's ferociously feminist masterpiece."-- "Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author"
"A wicked, delicious ride toward an ambivalent redemption--angry, hilarious, all too true."-- "Ally Sheedy, actress and author of She Was Nice to Mice"
"Raucous, white-hot, and page-turning brilliance...A singular and vital reading experience."-- "Gina Frangello, author of A Life in Men"