Frozen is the story of a woman who must reanimate her cryonically frozen, narcissistic mother and raise her from childhood. Elizabeth is determined to re-raise horrible Helen to be the mom she deserves, but her mother-turned-daughter is worse than ever.
"Dark giggles abound in her queer tale of unexpected transformation. Tomaso has served up some completely original twists in this page-turner. Read it, laugh, weep, and wonder."
—Mary Wings, author of She Came in Drag
is a fast-paced fun-house ride through a psychological minefield, one
in which the technology of the future collides with arrested development
as old as time itself. Just when Elizabeth thinks she might finally be
free of her narcissistic mother, Helen, who has died, she's informed
that “Mommie Dearest” has been cryonically frozen, insisting that her
daughter thaw her and raise her from infancy. Author Carla Tomaso has
never met a taboo she didn't shatter to smithereens, and in this
super-smart, dark comedy—that includes a cat-eating python, sexy
lifeguards, and murder—she turns sentiment on its head as she encourages
us to liberate ourselves from our own mommy complexes."
—Terry Wolverton, author of Stealing Angel