I’m only a third of the way in and I’ve been known to be very excited about a book at this stage only to later decide I don’t like it, but I gotta say, so far this novel is great. (“I still hadn’t made up with Doris, who was driving, her arm cocked out the window. Strands of hair had come loose from her bun and twitched all around her head like live wires.”) Zine queen / successful novelist — Pagan Kennedy might be achieving personal hero status for me. Also, spinsters. Hello.