Everything You Need To Know About Rape Jokes

by thethreepennyguignol

HEY! Did you know that my debut novel, Rape Jokes, is coming out in just a couple of weeks, via the amazing Frayed Edge Pres? I’m so screechingly excited about this that I feel like I need a little lie down just to handle it, but before I put the wet towel over my eyes, I figured I’d share everything you need to know about my book with my dearest blog readers.

First off, and most importantly, what the fuck are you doing releasing a book called Rape Jokes? I just want to make it very clear, right here at the top, that this book isn’t just two hundred and seven pages of me laughing at how hysterical the very concept of rape is. Here’s the official blurb:

“No, rape is not funny – but having a sense of humor does help in dealing with the aftermath. Edie, a record label talent scout, is raped by her date after a night out. In the aftermath, she attempts to recover and figure out a way to live with the impact the assault has had on her friendships, her relationships with men, and her sex life.

But her life is further complicated by conflicts at work and the appearance of Philip—an intriguing new love interest. Edie must figure out what a romantic and sexual relationship looks like for her when the perfect guy turns up at the worst possible time. This romantic comedy moves beyond “girl meets guy,” dealing with issues of female sexual dysfunction, the ubiquity of rape as part of the female experience, and misogyny in the workplace.​”

Rape Jokes tracks the reality of what happens in the aftermath of being raped, from romance and sex to work and life in general, and, because my only method of surviving anything is to laugh at it, Rape Jokes was the only title that would appropriately sum up what this novel is actually about. I did a Q&A a few months ago about the book and what inspired me to write it, which you can find right here if you’d like to know more.

Okay, so I’ve convinced you. When is it coming out? Rape Jokes is coming out on 19th March 2019, which is so freaking soon oh my God, and the books will be shipped on the release date.

At the moment, Rape Jokes is available as a hard copy in the UK and the USA, though you can contact the publisher directly for a quote on shipping to other countries if you aren’t in either of those territories. If you are interested in getting it, do it now! And not just because I want everyone to read it already – it’s available at a 20% pre-release discount through the Frayed Edge Press website until the release date, so honestly, go right ahead and grab it.

And that’s everything I have to yell at you about today! If there’s anything else you want to know about the book, feel free to hit me up in the comments below. Thanks so much for your continued support, and I can’t wait to officially bring Rape Jokes to you guys at last!

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