Megan Hunter’s The Harpy selected as one of Esquire’s best books of Fall

Lucy seemingly has it all: a loving marriage, two darling young sons, and an idyllic domestic life. But when she receives a devastating phone call from a man who informs her that his wife slept with her husband, Jake, a fantastical mutation begins within her shattered soul. Lucy and Jake agree to stay together and mend their marriage, on one condition: to even the score, Lucy will be permitted to hurt Jake three times. With the psychosexual game of crime and punishment afoot, Lucy’s rage and betrayal simmer to a boiling point, transforming her into a creature she doesn’t recognize. With shades of Carmen Maria Machado and Karen Russell, Hunter turns in an unforgettable magical realist story of power, revenge, and transformation.