Several novels this year starred female protagonists as flawed and interesting as literature’s most memorable male characters.
The rarity of spouses like Vladimir Nabokov's, who dedicated her life to supporting his career, may be hindering gender parity in literature.
Looking back on a troubled union, Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation nails the mundane intimacy and emotional complexity of married life after the "happily ever after."
Heterosexist policies have historically pushed gay couples into what is essentially legalized incest