Review: Joy Williams on Rachel Ingalls
Rachel Ingalls, by Nicholson Baker, after an uncredited publicity photograph for Mrs. Caliban, Theft, and other of her books published in the 1970s
Rachel Ingalls, who died in 2019 at the age of seventy-eight, is a writer whose fate was to be, even when she was alive, rediscovered again and again. Rediscovered, repackaged. Her selected and collected works now have forewords, afterwords, forewords and afterwords. Her preferred length is the inexact one of the novella, though some are deemed novels and presented as such—Mrs. Caliban, Binstead’s Safari.