Wentworth says that he had other reasons for not revelaing that he is half Black, but a lot of Miller’s fans still don’t know that he’s biracial.“I didn’t want my mother to come to my new school. ” I told Mom she couldn’t pick me up; she had to wait down the street in her car.
Ask the average critic, professor, or reader to name an experimental novelist and they will more likely name a man—Pynchon, De Lillo, Foster Wallace—than a woman—Tillman, Winterson, Lessing.
And, like any good romance, it begins with two figures divided by strong social forces.
For decades, experimental fiction has sat atop the literary totem pole.
Chick lit, meanwhile, has been lambasted as the most “trivial” of “trivial” commercial genres.