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A Young Woman In Need of a Transformation in Rachel Harrison's Such Sharp Teeth

Author Rachel Harrison and her new book "Such Sharp Teeth"
Author Rachel Harrison and her new book Such Sharp Teeth

Rachel Harrison is the author of Cackle and The Return, which was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. She writes for the horror genre, but her books focus on women in transformation, women who are flawed, and women who are just trying to find a way to cope with anger and traumatic pasts. She explores all of this in her new novel Such Sharp Teeth. The protagonist Rory Morris returns to her hometown to support her twin sister Scarlett who is in the late stages of her pregnancy. An animal attack one night leads strange symptoms--a hunger for meat, unexpected strength, the thrall of the moon. In our What We're Reading conversation, Rachel Harrison talks about suppressed trauma and rage, her love of the horror genre, and writing flawed female characters.

Tammy works at Bemidji State University's library, and she hosts "What We're Reading," a show about books and authors.