Curtis Sittenfeld Rewrites History in Her Novel Rodham

Davida Erdahl

If Hillary Clinton experienced become president in 2016, Curtis Sittenfeld’s new novel, Rodham, would not exist. She would have no explanation to produce it. The election cycle and the years that followed it demonstrated the entrenched misogyny in America’s patriarchal society, after the most capable woman presidential prospect in history lost to a man with no political encounter. The totality of it all led the New York Times bestselling creator, who recently moved to Minneapolis, to base her latest on a provocative thought experiment: What if Hillary and Invoice Clinton never got married? 

Sittenfeld is no stranger to drawing inspiration from American politics or rewriting narratives. In addition to her mid-aughts breakthrough Prep, her do the job includes American Spouse, a fictionalization of the lifestyle of Laura Bush, and Suitable, a contemporary retelling of Delight and Prejudice. But likely the route of The Butterfly Effect

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