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Does Alyson/Bob succeed? Does she/he get the raise that she/he deserves? Does Bob ultimately become as big a jerk as all the other men Alyson has dealt with? Who wins in the end? Silliness aside, Heuler's tale poses interesting choices and asks serious questions. - Danise Hoover, Booklist
I was quite awed by Heuler's vicious imagination, and I'd hate to be a character at *this* author's mercy. In the end, though, Alyson passes through her revenge fantasy, and her dark night of the soul, and emerges as a fascinating, multi-dimensional character one would like to have on the next barstool.... Read it soon. --LibraryThing
"A daring, challenging, intelligent novel that skewers gender stereotypes and expectations as it blasts society's lazy complicity in its everyday misogyny. And it's a novel that you should read. Like now."--Paul Tremblay, author of The Little Sleep and In the Mean Time.
"What ultimately happens should remain in the closet, lest the dramatic ending ruin the anticipation! This page-turner is a contemporary look into the moral and psychological implications of one's cherished desires being manifested in reality . . . a book that truly makes us ponder our life choices." --Laura Schultz, NY Journal of Books
About the Author
Karen Heuler's stories have appeared in over 60 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Alaska Quarterly Review to Weird Tales. She's published a short-story collection, The Other Door, and the novels THE SOFT ROOM, Journey to Bom Goody, and THE MADE-UP MAN. She lives in NYC with her dog, Booker Prize, and her cat, Pulitzer.
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This was a fun book to read. It had the lightness of touch one needs to make a fantasy story successful. Heuler demonstrates lots of irony throughout the book as Alyson loses Peter, her boyfriend of long standing, to a friend named Maggie. Alyson then makes a deal to sell her soul to the devil (Madame Hope, a fortuneteller) to become a man. Now as "Bob" she seeks revenge for Peter's betrayal, seeks to be a success in business, and have a relationship with a female coworker. Heuler strikes all the right notes as she has Alyson, now Bob, try to reap the rewards of her deal with the crafty Madame Hope. Nothing seems to go the way Bob thought it would when he became a man, and therein may lie the real lesson of this story and of life.
I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a straightforward, enjoyable dose of fantasy.