Fresh Complaint

‘What was it about complaining that felt so good? You and your fellow sufferer emerging from a thorough session as if from a spa bath, refreshed and tingling?’The first-ever...

Middlesex

‘I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan,...

The Marriage Plot

There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel. Anthony TrollopeIt’s the early 1980s. In American colleges, the wised-up kids are inhaling Derrida and...