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

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.

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

About the author

Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld pulls no punches in her scathing and hilarious indictments of the American middle classes. Her Sunday Times bestselling novel American Wife was longlisted for the Orange Prize, as was her debut novel Prep. Her other books include TheMan of My Dreams, Sisterland, Eligible, the acclaimed short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It and her latest novel Rodham. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Oprah Magazine and the New York Times magazine. Sittenfeld is also the guest editor for the 2020 Best American Short Stories anthology. She lives with her family in the American Mid-West. Follow her on Twitter @CSittenfeld

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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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