Rachel Cohen

Rachel Cohen, the author of A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of American Writers and Artists, lives in New York City and teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.

Harridan: Zoë Heller

Rachel Cohen, 6 November 2008

The question of which characters in a novel get most space is generally decided early on, often for reasons that are at first unclear. In Zoë Heller’s new novel, The Believers, a large number of characters are briskly and satirically drawn, and most are given lines of dialogue that reveal something of the way they see themselves. Among them are four women (and a man who disappears...

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