Posts Tagged: The Woman Upstairs

Claire Messud on making friends with Characters


Annasue McCleave from Publishers Weekly suggested during an interview with Claire Messud, “I wouldn’t want to be friends” with Nora, the fiery protagonist in Messud’s new novel, The Woman Upstairs. “[Nora’s] outlook is almost unbearably grim,” continues McCleave. Messud shot back: For heaven’s sake, what kind of question is that? Would you want to be friends with Humbert Humbert? Would you […]


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