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How Much Power Do Women Want? A Novel Circles the Question; Fiction

Jan 07, 2020 - The New York Times

Miranda Popkey’s dialogue-rich debut, “Topics of Conversation,” poses unanswerable questions of female autonomy and consent, in the manner of Rachel Cusk or Sally Rooney.

TOPICS OF CONVERSATION By Miranda Popkey

“Everything that had ever happened could never be integrated into something coherent,” thinks the unnamed narrator of Miranda Popkey’s debut novel, “Topics of Conversation,” drinking glass after glass of white wine, her son asleep in the next room. As Rachel C...