Rodham : The SUNDAY TIMES bestseller asking: What if Hillary hadn't married Bill?

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'Awfully opinionated for a girl' is what they call Hillary as she grows up in her Chicago suburb. Smart, diligent, and a bit plain, that's the general consensus. Then Hillary goes to college, and her star rises. At Yale Law School, she continues to be a leader- and catches the eye of driven, handsome and charismatic Bill. But when he asks her to marry him, Hillary gives him a firm No.

The rest, as they say, isn't history. How might things have turned out for them, for America, for the world itself, if Hillary Rodham had really turned down Bill Clinton?

With her sharp but always compassionate eye, Sittenfeld explores the loneliness, moral ambivalence and iron determination that characterise the quest for high office, as well as the painful compromises demanded of female ambition in a world ruled by men. Uncannily astute and witty in the telling, RODHAM is a brilliant reimagining - an unmissable literary landmark and truly a novel of our times.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 31mm | 519g
  • Doubleday
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780857526137
  • 32,598

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This addictive novel is the SLIDING DOORS of American politics. Gripping STYLIST
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This addictive novel is the SLIDING DOORS of American politics. Gripping * STYLIST * A lot of fun. A wonderful, sad dream of what might have happened * GUARDIAN * An explosive new book * GRAZIA * Sittenfeld's RODHAM offers the catharsis of uncomplicated regret * THE NEW YORKER * While telling a compelling story, RODHAM provides an insightful analysis of the function of sexim in our political discourse. Sittenfeld is at her wittiest when recreating the men who dominate American politics * WASHINGTON POST *
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About Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling Rodham. Other novels include American Wife and Prep, both bestsellers and longlisted for the Orange Prize, The Man of My Dreams, Sisterland, Eligible, and the acclaimed short story collections You Think It, I'll Say It and Help Yourself. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Oprah Magazine and the New York Times magazine. Sittenfeld was also the guest editor for the 2020 Best American Short Stories anthology. She lives with her family in the American Midwest. Follow her on Twitter @CSittenfeld
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