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  • Published: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781448170579
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
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Rodham

What if Hillary hadn’t married Bill?




What if Hillary Rodham had turned down Bill Clinton's proposal of marriage?

What if Hillary Rodham had turned down Bill Clinton's proposal of marriage?

In American Wife, Curtis Sittenfeld painted a picture of an ordinary American girl who found herself married to a President - basing it on the life of Laura Bush. In this new novel, she takes the life of another ordinary American girl, Hillary Rodham, and explores how her life might have developed if she had stayed an independent woman.

  • Pub date: 19 May 2020
  • ISBN: 9781448170579
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the Author

Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld's new novel is Rodham. She is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller American Wife, in which she painted a picture of an ordinary American girl – a thinly-disguised Laura Bush - who found herself married to a President. It was longlisted for the Orange Prize, as was her debut novel Prep. Her other books are Man of My Dreams, Sisterland (a Richard & Judy Book Club pick), Eligible, and the acclaimed short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It. Her books are translated into 30 languages. She lives with her family in the American Mid-West.

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Praise for Rodham

“This addictive novel is the SLIDING DOORS of American politics. Gripping”

STYLIST

“A lot of fun. A wonderful, sad dream of what might have happened”

GUARDIAN

“An explosive new book”

GRAZIA

“Sittenfeld's RODHAM offers the catharsis of uncomplicated regret”

THE NEW YORKER

“While telling a compelling story, RODHAM provides an insightful analysis of the function of sexim in our political discourse. Sittenfeld is at her wittiest when recreating the men who dominate American politics”

WASHINGTON POST

“A nauseating, moving, morally suggestive, technically brilliant book that made me think more than any in recent memory about the aims and limits of fiction”

NPR

“Hugely enjoyable”

WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Gleefully abandons biographical analysis for thought experimentation”

TIME

“This isn't just fiction as fantasy, this is fiction as therapy. A serious work of literary fiction designed to rally the spirits of liberal readers”

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“Her ear is attuned to inconvenient truths and double standards, particularly misogyny in America. She specialises in awkward encounters and surprise shifts in power”

THE NEW STATESMAN

“‘An ingenious yet plausible glimpse of an alternative reality, and so involving that it occasionally comes as a shock to realise that there is a different reality, and we are living in it’ ”

THE SPECTATOR

“‘By tilting history on its side, Sittenfeld makes Hillary seem a fresh character and remarkably sympathetic’”

EVENING STANDARD

“‘RODHAM explores the mysterious territory between the inner and outer lives of a person who has long been a source of fascination, adulation and loathing’”

FINANCIAL TIMES

“‘Getting inside a living person’s head sounds like a colossally bad idea, but Sittenfeld makes it convincing here, just as she did with a character based on First Lady Laura Bush in her 2008 novel, AMERICAN WIFE’”

BBC CULTURE


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