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Chapter Sixty-Two

Emma Donoghue

Room with a View

Jessica Strawser

When Emma Donoghue claims she’s never written with the goal of being a bestseller, you can’t help but believe her.

Since earning her Ph.D. in English in 1997, Donoghue has been enthusiastically amassing a body of work inspired solely by her personal passions, with little concern for the market. As diverse as she is prolific, she’s written historical novels; literary criticism in the forms of articles, essays, and three complete books; countless short stories and fairy tales; both historical and contemporary fiction exploring lesbian themes; and plays for stage, radio, and screen; in addition to editing anthologies of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

That impressive range goes beyond ...

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