Meg Wolitzer writes in spaces where women’s emotions run high: She has tackled wives overshadowed by their husbands, as well as career woman who became stay-at-home moms.
In her new novel, “The Uncoupling” (Riverhead), she investigates sex by creating characters who stop having it altogether when a spell enchants their suburb.
The magic begins — or ends, depending on how you see it — when a drama teacher produces the Aristophanes comedy “Lysistrata,” in which women withhold sex from men to protest war.
Wolitzer spoke about describing mobile devices as sex objects, the loud, second-wave feminist Jewess and not writing chick lit.
Read an excerpt from the podcast interview at the The Sisterhood .
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