Sunday, March 29, 2020

Ellen Meeropol

Ellen Meeropol's new novel is Her Sister's Tattoo.

From her Q&A with Deborah Kalb:

Q: What do you think the novel says about political activism and engagement?

A: I think that what novels do best is to ask difficult and complicated questions of readers, not necessarily answering them fully. The central question of Her Sister’s Tattoo, posed by various characters in different ways, is “Was it worth it?”

The question refers to the political act Rosa and Esther take, an act that results in harm to a police officer, changes the trajectory of their lives, and challenges their sisterhood.

I believe this is a critical question for our times: how much risk can we take to make the changes we believe are necessary in our world and how do we...[read on]
Visit Ellen Meeropol's website.

See Meeropol's list of five political novels to change the world.

The Page 69 Test: Kinship of Clover.

Writers Read: Ellen Meeropol (April 2017).

--Marshal Zeringue