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Rodham: What if Hillary hadn't married Bill?

Curtis Sittenfeld

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Doubleday
19 May 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
WHAT IF HILLARY RODHAM HAD TURNED DOWN BILL CLINTON'S PROPOSAL OF MARRIAGE?

'Awfully opinionated for a girl' is what they call Hillary as she grows up in her Chicago suburb. Smart, diligent, and a bit plain, that's the general consensus. Then Hillary goes to college, and her star rises. At Yale Law School, she continues to be a leader- and catches the eye of driven, handsome and charismatic Bill. But when he asks her to marry him, Hillary gives him a firm No.

The rest, as they say, isn't history. How might things have turned out for them, for America, for the world itself, if Hillary Rodham had really turned down Bill Clinton?

With her sharp but always compassionate eye, Sittenfeld explores the loneliness, moral ambivalence and iron determination that characterise the quest for high office, as well as the painful compromises demanded of female ambition in a world ruled by men. Uncannily astute and witty in the telling, RODHAM is a brilliant reimagining - an unmissable literary landmark and truly a novel of our times.
By:   Curtis Sittenfeld
Imprint:   Doubleday
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   519g
ISBN:   9780857526137
ISBN 10:   0857526138
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   19 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Rodham: What if Hillary hadn't married Bill?

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 * Sittenfeld's RODHAM offers the catharsis of uncomplicated regret * THE NEW YORKER * An explosive new book * GRAZIA * A lot of fun. A wonderful, sad dream of what might have happened * GUARDIAN * This addictive novel is the SLIDING DOORS of American politics. Gripping * STYLIST *


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