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Impossible to Forget: “Unlikeable” Female Protagonists

  • Politics and Prose Connecticut Avenue Northwest Washington, DC United States (map)

From Humbert Humbert to Dorian Gray to Oscar Wao, literature has long embraced complicated, unique, even unpleasant male characters. The ladies are now increasingly getting their turn, as contemporary literary fiction books headline female protagonists who don’t try to earn our affection. This class will examine two complicated women in two exemplary novels: Orchid & the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes and If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim.

Earlier Event: September 16
East City Books with Linnea Hartsuyker
Later Event: October 10
Fall for the Book Festival