Plain bad heroines : a novel / Emily M. Danforth ; with illustrations by Sara Lautman
- Danforth, Emily M.
- New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
- Copyright Date:
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 623 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Lautman, Sara
- 1902, the Brookhants School for Girls. Flo and Clara are obsessed with each other and with Mary MacLane, the author of a scandalous bestselling memoir. The girls establish their own private club and call it the Plain Bad Heroine Society. Their bodies are discovered in a nearby apple orchard, with a copy of Mary's book splayed beside them, the victims of a swarm of stinging, angry yellow jackets. within five years three more people die on the property-- and the Brookhants School for Girls closes its doors forever. The now abandoned and crumbling Brookhants is back in the news when writer Merritt Emmons publishes a breakout book celebrating the queer, feminist history surrounding the "haunted and cursed" Gilded Age institution. Her book inspires a controversial horror film adaptation starring lesbian 'It' girl Harper Harper playing the ill-fated heroine Flo, and former child star Audrey Wells as Clara. But as Brookhants opens its gates once again for filming, soon it's impossible to tell where the curse leaves off and Hollywood begins. -- adapted from jacket
- 0062942859 (hardcover)
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