Lily Hoang shares her thoughts on Inside Madeleine at the Review of Contemporary Fiction. Click here to buy it. I feel so grateful to have the appreciation of readers from all genders, races, and ages, but when young women connect to this particular book, I feel a unique satisfaction. I don't write with an audience in mind, but sometimes after the fact, I realize I was trying to write to, speak to, not exclusively, but geared in my head at the time, to my old self- a young woman. This does not take away from how many men and people of all ages have been amazing readers and reviewers of my work. In fact, I would also use the word unique when men really seem to get what I'm trying to do. Different kinds of gratitude, I guess.
and obscene, Paula Bomer’s third book Inside
Madeleine is a collection unapologetic stories. They are stories of feminine
defiance without shame."