Tell Me I'm Worthless

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Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Tor Nightfire
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.28 X 8.19 X 0.79 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250866233

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About the Author
ALISON RUMFITT is a writer and semi-professional trans woman. Her debut pamphlet of poetry, The T(y)ranny, was a critical deconstruction of Margaret Atwood's work through the lens of a trans woman navigating her own misogynistic dystopia. It was published by Zarf Editions in 2019. Tell Me I'm Worthless is her debut novel. Her work has appeared in countless publications such as SPORAZINE, datableed, The Final Girls, Burning House Press, SOFT CARTEL, Glass Poetry and more. Her poetry was nominated - twice! - for the Rhysling Award in 2018. She loves her friends.
Reviews

"A triumph of transgressive queer horror." --Publishers Weekly, STARRED review

"Easily one of the strongest horror debuts in recent memory, and essential reading not only for anyone interested in horror writing, but for anyone interested in, for want of a better term, the 'trans novel.'" --Booklist, STARRED review

"A gripping, hallucinogenic haunted house novel as righteously angry as it is horrifying, Tell Me I'm Worthless unflinchingly lays bare the personal and cultural scars we wear, endure, and inflict." --Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World and The Pallbearers Club

"A lush masterpiece. Each page crackles with unnerving texture and unsettling sensation, and I felt chewed and digested by the end. Albion is the scariest haunted house since Hill House." --Hailey Piper, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Queen of Teeth

"Chilling, bone-deep horror as humane as it is hideous. Tell Me I'm Worthless is ambitious, brutal, and brilliant." --Gretchen Felker-Martin, author of Manhunt

"An utterly harrowing experience. Like all iconic masterworks of horror fiction, Tell Me I'm Worthless rips you apart and then tenderly pieces you together until you're something entirely new." --Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

"Horrifying, provocative, and empathetic yet unflinching." --Vulture

"This amazing work of trans fiction about houses, hauntings, and horrors is going to be the horror book everyone is discussing next year." --Book Riot

"Intense...Rumfitt uses body horror and the tropes of the haunted house skillfully to explore the trans experience in an England full of terfs." --CrimeReads

"Tell Me I'm Worthless is a defiant love letter to the lost, reminding us that win or lose, live or die, we can still save our souls by choosing love." --Maya Deane, author of Wrath Goddess Sing

"An important book, as transgressive and trans as they come." --Isabel Waidner, author of Sterling Karat Gold and We Are Made of Diamond Stuff

"A sharp and visceral novel which bends the horror genre to its will. Tell Me I'm Worthless holds a gruesome mirror up to the way it feels to live now. I absolutely tore through this book" --Julia Armfield, author of Salt Slow and Our Wives Under the Sea

"Punk in every sense of the word, this is a debut unlike anything you've read before. Rumfitt's horrifying talent shrieks out from every page and rings in your ears for days." --Eliza Clark, author of Boy Parts

"The most startlingly original haunted house story I have read, this is intense, multi-layered and very, very creepy." --Lucie McKnight Hardy, author of Water Shall Refuse Them

"Gripping, unsettling, compulsive, spicy, and, in the end, deeply moving. I loved it." --Molly Smith, co-author of Revolting Prostitutes

"An exquisitely terrifying journey.... Alison Rumfitt's astute observations of today's violent cultural landscape work only too well as a tale of gothic horror. But Tell Me I'm Worthless is also full of beauty, empathy and, ultimately, love. I'll never forget this book." --Frankie Miren, author of The Service

"A deeply affecting and sharp-eyed book, Tell Me I'm Worthless collages and distorts the horror genre to create something truly unique, vastly compelling and very, very frightening." --Alice Ash, author of Paradise Block

"Alison Rumfitt's superlative trans horror picks a fight with the poisonous state of modernity and fearlessly attacks it head on. Vital, thrilling, utterly alive." --Gary Budden, author of London Incognita