Jane Austen's Toby-Fleishman Maneuver
Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s 'Fleishman Is in Trouble' is one of the most astonishing, unexpected feminist novels in recent times. And we’re tracing it back to Jane Austen.
Have you ever read a novel that gripped you so hard you had to set the book down and take a little walk and think? A put-down-and-walk moment? Or, as we say in the NPR bizz, a “driveway moment,” one that leaves you sitting in your car, missing appointments, while you listen to the end of the story?
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