Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Angry, female and refreshingly believable-- Claire Messud

Claire Messud, who talks with you about her work tomorrow, July 11, in Saratoga, is the author most recently of The Woman Upstairs (2013).
Elizabeth Day, writing in the London Observer, says "Claire Messud's latest narrator is angry, female and refreshingly believable.... It's difficult to think of any great novel by a woman that has at its heart an unapologetically furious female narrator who is not insane, thwarted or clinically depressed.... the real achievement of this novel is to imbue every chapter with thought-provoking questions surrounding the place of women in literature, society and – most importantly – their own minds. Female anger has never been so readable."

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