Podcast: Kate Elizabeth Russell on the Sometimes Fine Line Between Coercion and Seduction

Podcast: Kate Elizabeth Russell on the Sometimes Fine Line Between Coercion and Seduction

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Bestselling author Kate Elizabeth Russell talks to Cheryl about why she decided to write about the sometimes fine line between coercion and seduction in her debut novel My Dark Vanessa, and what inspires her writing.

About the author:

Kate Elizabeth Russell is originally from eastern Maine. She holds a PhD in creative writing from the University of Kansas and an MFA from Indiana University. Her work has appeared in Hayden’s Ferry ReviewMid-American Review, and Quarterly West, among other journals, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. My Dark Vanessa is her first novel.

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20 March 2020

Read a Sample Chapter of Kate Elizabeth Russell's Brilliant Novel, My Dark Vanessa

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    16 March 2020

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            Publisher details

            My Dark Vanessa
            Author
            Kate Elizabeth Russell
            Genre
            Fiction
            Released
            01 February, 2020
            ISBN
            9780008342241

            Synopsis

            An era-defining novel about the relationship between a fifteen-year-old girl and her teacherVanessa Wye was fifteen-years-old when she first had sex with her English teacher.She is now thirty-two and the teacher, Jacob Strane, has just been accused of sexual abuse by another former student of his. Vanessa is horrified by this news, because she is quite certain that the relationship she had with Strane wasn't abuse. It was love. She's sure of that. But now, in 2017, in the midst of allegations against powerful men, she is being asked to redefine the great love story of her life – her great sexual awakening – as rape.Nuanced, uncomfortable, bold and powerful, and as riveting as it is disturbing, My Dark Vanessa goes straight to the heart of some of the most complex issues our age is grappling with.
             
             
            Kate Elizabeth Russell
            About the author

            Kate Elizabeth Russell

            Kate Elizabeth Russell is originally from eastern Maine. She holds a PhD in creative writing from the University of Kansas and an MFA from Indiana University. Her work has appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, and Quarterly West, among other journals, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin. This is her first novel.

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