A new novel that imagines Hillary Clinton’s life if she hadn’t married Bill will be released this summer.
Rodham, the sixth novel from the Curtis Sittenfeld, will be published simultaneously in the US and UK on 30th June.
According to the synopsis, “Rodham imagines the life of a young woman full of promise, Hillary Rodham, who meets a charismatic fellow Yale Law School student named Bill Clinton.
“The two find a profound intellectual, emotional, and physical connection that neither has previously experienced. In the novel, as she did in real life, Hillary turns down numerous marriage proposals from Bill. But in Rodham, their paths diverge when Hillary turns him down once and for all.”
Sittenfeld said: “There were countless pieces analysing Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election, and I found myself thinking not about how she looks to all of us, but how all of us look to her. Instead of examining her from the outside and determining what she ‘means,’ I approached this novel with the question, ‘What is it like to be her?'”