In this age of mis- and dis-information, bestselling author Francine Prose offers up a dazzling new novel set in the last age of vicious American partisanship, scapegoating and overt political deceit.
At the height of the Red Scare, a newly minted Jewish Harvard grad finds himself caught between his ambition to trade the mores of his liberal Brooklyn parents for the high-flying goyish world and the conscience he didn’t quite know he’d inherited.
How could a setup like that possibly lead to a rollicking novel complete with Ethel Rosenberg remade into a nymphomaniacal communist Mata Hari and a dollop of sideways #MeToo commentary on sexual predation?
It probably couldn’t have if The Vixen had been written by a less deft storyteller and author.
A distinguished writer in residence at Bard College, Francine Prose is a former president of the PEN American Center and the author of more than 30 works of fiction, nonfiction, children’s literature and criticism.
Women on the Move: A Virtual Series
Temple Emanu-El’s Stettenheim Library is proud to present its fourth edition of Women on the Move, a series that welcomes female authors to discuss their latest work probing the intricacies of our lives.
The series will be moderated by Zibby Owens, writer and creator of the popular podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, one of O: The Oprah Magazine’s favorite book podcasts; journalist Jordana Horn, co-host of the Call Your Mother podcast and contributing editor at Kveller; and Marjorie Shuster, Coordinator of Literary Events at Temple Emanu-El.
Free (with option to buy the books)
Sponsored by The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse