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The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad

The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad

The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad is a novel both darkly comic and deadly serious, a genre of one, where Monty Python meets the SCUM Manifesto.



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The six women of the Knitting Circle meet every week to chat, eat cake, and make fabulous sweaters. Until the night they realize that they’ve all survived rape—and that not one of their assailants has suffered a single consequence. Enough is enough. The Knitting Circle becomes the Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad. They declare open season on rapists, with no licenses and no bag limits. With needles as their weapons, the revolution begins.

A cop is stabbed through a doughnut hole and into his heart. A country-western singer is found with knitting needles jammed into both ears and his no-means-yes hit song playing. A pedophile priest is killed in the sacristy. As the Circle swells, perpetrators learn to shudder at the sight of business women with knitted briefcases, students with knitted backpacks, roller derby queens with knitted kneepads. They also push back, as organizations of men—from the Chamber of Commerce to the Department of Agriculture to the Autonomous Federated Association of Coalitions of Anarchists for Spontaneous Insurrectionary Sexual Freedom (the AFACASISF, with their unique musical style: deathvomitnoise)—issue statements against the Knitting Circle. More sinister is MAWAR (Men Against Women Against Rape), with their Bible Scrabble and their beefcake Jesus calendar—and a plot to stop the Knitting Circle.

Will the Knitting Circle triumph? Or will Officer Flint learn to knit in time to infiltrate it? Will Nick the male ally brave Daisy’s Craft Barn to secure more weapons for the women? Will Marilyn put down her teenage attitude and pick up her knitting needles? Will Circle member Jasmine find true love with MAWAR’s Zebediah?

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"This novel is both darkly comic and deadly serious, a genre of one where Monty Python meets the SCUM Manifesto. It is a story that never gets told in rape culture: women fighting back. SPOILER ALERT: We win! Read this book and you will never look at knitting needles the same way again.”
—Lierre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability

About the Authors:

Hailed as the philosopher-poet of the ecological movement, Derrick Jensen is the widely acclaimed author of Endgame, A Language Older Than Words, Songs of the Dead, and How Shall I Live My Life? among many others. Author, teacher, activist, and leading voice of uncompromising dissent, he regularly stirs auditoriums across the country with revolutionary spirit. He lives in Crescent City, California.

Stephanie McMillan creates the comic strip Minimum Security five days a week for United Media’s comics.com, and her hard-hitting political cartoons have been published in dozens of publications internationally. She co-authored, with Derrick Jensen, the graphic novel As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial (2007, Seven Stories Press), and illustrated the children’s book Mischief in the Forest.

Product Details:

Authors: Derrick Jensen and Stephanie McMillan
Publisher: PM Press/Flashpoint
ISBN: 978-1-60486-596-7
Published October 2012
Format: Paperback
Size: 8 by 5.5
Page count: 192 Pages
Subjects: Fiction/Relationships



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