In our morning reading, thoughts on Jazmina Barrera’s new book, a playlist from Lexi Kent-Monning, and more.
We’re all familiar with the coupling of rich, older men and women half their age. It’s the troubled, age-old dynamic you can find in Hollywood, politics, and everywhere in-between. It’s also the sort of relationship 22-year-old Alex tries to game in Emma Cline’s latest novel, The Guest. Alex’s life is spiraling out of her control—a complete nosedive—until 50-something year-old Simon arrives as “the emergency exit she had always suspected would present itself.” As in: When she has no other options, she knows she can take the predatory interest older men have toward her and flip it for her advantage.
In our weekend reading: an interview with Elisa Gabbert, recommendations from Loma, and more.
Morning Bites: Hermione Hoby Interviewed, Janice Lee, Shelly Oria’s Advice, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and More
In our morning reading: an interview with Hermione Hoby, new writing by Janice Lee, and much more.
In our morning reading: talking with Patti Smith, the 2016 VIDA Count, and much more.
In our morning reading: a look at Emma Cline’s debut novel, new nonfiction from Alex Mar, interviews with Giancarlo DiTrapano and Rumaan Alam, and more.