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5.9 X 8.8 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
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About the Author
Sarah Rose Etter is the author of the chapbook Tongue Party and The Book of X, winner of a Shirley Jackson Award for best novel. Her work has appeared in Time, Guernica, BOMB, the Bennington Review, The Cut, VICE, and elsewhere. She has been awarded residences at the Jack Kerouac House, the Disquiet International program in Portugal, and the Gullkistan in Iceland. She earned her BA in English from Pennsylvania State University and her MFA in fiction from Rosemont College. She lives in Los Angeles. For more info, visit
"Ripe has a dark, delicious edge." --TIME

"Sharp . . . absorbing . . . unforgettable . . . Etter's exquisite prose powers the book. . . . [She] expertly diverts the novel from neat or didactic tropes. . . . [and] accomplishes what we seek in fiction: a deeply human connection." --New York Times Book Review

"A dark look at the underbelly of capitalism. . . . Sarah Rose Etter is a prophet for the sad girls." --NYLON

"A novel like no other. . . . Etter's work is undoubtedly surreal, but then so is American life today. She knows how to channel its contradictions because she lives them. . . . Ripe hits very close to home." --Los Angeles Times

"A masterclass in creating tension. . . . This is the kind of novel that reminds us that the apocalypse is now. Dystopia is here." --Roxane Gay

"An explosive narrative of a woman coming undone as the world burns. . . . A deliciously bitter irony pervades. . . . A scathing look at corporate greed and its many dire consequences, this is deeply felt and cathartic." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"At once grim and playful, Ripe succeeds where other dystopian novels sometimes fail, by emphasizing the personal and particular agony of a single frazzled rat in the capitalist maze." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"An existential page-turner . . . super dark and very funny . . . Etter yanks you into Cassie's deep, meaningless void, and I've never had a more enjoyable time wading through this specific level of hell." --Jezebel
"Etter opens Ripe with an onslaught of visceral imagery that stays at a fever pitch all the way through. . . . In a weird way, reading Ripe feels like being hit over the head with a cast-iron frying pan, then willingly going back for more. . . . clear-eyed . . . harrowing . . . powerful." --San Francisco Chronicle

"Etter tells this gothic tale of twenty-first-century anomie, isolation, and despair in potent, fast-paced passages that are rich with fairytale-esque drama and sharp with parable-esque restraint. . . . cathartic, addictive, delicious." --Chicago Review of Books

"A poignantly tragic, absurdist view of the 'late-capitalist hellscape' that is grind culture. . . . [A] glorious sucker punch of a second novel. . . . It's a razor-sharp commentary on the relentlessness of tech culture and millennial striver conditioning." --Shondaland

"[An] astonishing tour de force. . . . Masterfully juxtaposing 'wild amounts of wealth' with 'extreme poverty and displacement, ' Etter examines deep inequities in an image obsessed, capitalist society. Her biting social commentary layers horror with dark comedy, using vivid imagery and striking language to great effect." --Booklist (starred review)

"A fresh voice, Etter, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel for The Book of X, will undoubtedly cement her place in the literary scene with this one." --Zibby Owens, Good Morning America

"HOLY SHIT, this book wrecked me!" --Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of Quietly Hostile

"A lurid, tense, and compelling novel. . . . Etter builds a lush and decaying landscape around a woman with an impossible affliction." --Kirkus (starred review)

"Sarah Rose Etter is a wonder, and this novel is a knife to the heart." --Carmen Maria Machado, author of Her Body and Other Parties

"An absolute must read if you love an unravelling main protagonist. . . . Unsettling, tense, and funny . . . we think you'll love this one." --Glamour (UK)