Our choose for July 2020 is Rodham, by Curtis Sittenfeld.
Right here’s how the Vox E book Membership works: Each month, we choose a ebook. All through the month, we publish dialogue posts containing ideas and questions from Vox ebook critic Constance Grady, however we even have feedback turned on and moderated so you’ll be able to share your ideas, too. Discuss amongst yourselves! Put up your opinions and questions! Or use our dialogue posts as a jumping-off level for (socially-distanced) discussions with your personal family and friends. And on the finish of the month, we collect on Zoom for a digital dwell dialogue.
Our choose for July is Curtis Sittenfeld’s Rodham, an alternate historical past that tells us what would have occurred if Hillary Rodham had by no means married Invoice Clinton. By itself deserves, Rodham is a juicy, scandalous learn, with loads to say about the best way American politics have developed in the course of the a long time the Clinton household has been in public life. (Plus, there are some oddly intimate intercourse scenes that in and of themselves are fodder for limitless dialog.)
And since that is Vox and we’ve entry to a few of the most detail-oriented politics nerds on the planet, we’ve introduced in some particular Vox consultants to assist us fact-check Rodham’s politics and put the ebook into context, each as a bit of alternate political historical past and as a piece of political actual individual fiction.
To shut out the month, Constance will host a dwell dialogue of Rodham on Thursday, July 30 with the creator herself, Curtis Sittenfeld.
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Right here’s the complete Vox E book Membership schedule for July 2020
Friday, July 10: Dialogue submit on political actual individual fiction and the way Rodham suits into the style
Friday, July 24: Dialogue submit fact-checking Rodham’s alternate historical past and inspecting how the ebook imagines Hillary Rodham Clinton, the lady, the parable, the politician
Thursday, July 30 at 5pm ET: Digital dwell dialogue that includes Vox ebook critic Constance Grady and Rodham creator Curtis Sittenfeld. RSVP right here!