In the memoir, Danler chases the kind of relationships she knows. Ones where she can reconstruct her relationships with her parents. Like a psycho-drama.
I’ve thought a lot about stories where we let women be monstrous, in a literal and figurative sense. The ones I’ve read, the ones I’ve loved, are listed below.
Cain made me want to stay in Vitória’s world, lavish in it as the narrator herself does in the world she creates.
Which is exactly what McQuiston aims to do: (re)make (fictional) history.