Curtis Sittenfeld's Rodham wistfully imagines a world in which Hillary and Bill Clinton never married

The questions that keep you reading are hypotheticals: will they wind up together? Will they make it to the White House – and, if so, in what order?

On the eve of the 2016 US presidential election, the American author Curtis Sittenfeld published a short story called “The Nominee”, which inhabited the mind of a former first lady now running for president herself. “It’s strange how much I feel and cannot say,” Hillary Rodham Clinton – for it is she – confides to the reader as she submits to an interview by a combative female journalist at the time of the Democratic convention. It was a delicious, audacious, near real-time...
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