A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G Summers, review: Psychopathic food critic deliciously skewers men

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'Journalist and debut author Chelsea G Summers once wrote that “2014 was the year that misandry got chic”, charting a course from Gone Girl’s criminal mastermind Amy to Taylor Swift’s knife-wielding persona in Blank Space.

I was anticipating this zeitgeisty, nail-polish-emoji brand of feminist vengeance when I heard about Summers’ first novel, billed as “Eat, Pray, Love meets American Psycho“. While duly ­sating that desire, the novel also gives voice to a certain form of misandry that cannot be dismissed as merely fashionable.
If “misandry” is defined not as the hatred of men, but as rage against the patriarchal order, might anger be a critically useful emotion, in that it warns us that something is wrong? Misandry like this could catalyse positive social action, as well as more great novels.'

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