DoubleX Gabfest: The Book Club
Slate's DoubleX Gabfest on Nicole Krauss' Great House.
Posted Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at 10:32 AM
In this week's gabfest, DoubleX's Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin, along with The New Yorker's Margaret Talbot, discuss Nicole Krauss' latest novel, Great House. Bazelon and Talbot are puzzled about why this novel is less light-hearted than Krauss' last one, The History of Love. Rosin defends Krauss' attempt to make her characters intentionally less accessible. They all puzzle over the ghost child in the novel and also the surprise ending, which two of the three missed entirely.
Hanna Rosin is the author of The End of Men, a co-founder of Slate's DoubleX and a senior editor at the Atlantic. She can be reached at email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook or visit her website.
Margaret Talbot is a staff writer for The New Yorker.
Emily Bazelon is a Slate senior editor and writes about law, family, and kids. Her forthcoming book, Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Empathy and Character. Find her at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook or Twitter.
Illustration by Deanna Staffo.