SIGHTING: New Nabokov-Inflected Novel

Submitted by matthew_roth on Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:10

It seems the big literary debut of 2020 (signed for 7 figures!) will be a novel by Kate Elizabeth Russell, called My Dark Vanessa. While the title is clearly borrowed from Pale Fire, the content is Lolita-esque, as it concerns a 15-year-old's sexual affair with a much older English teacher (it's always the English teachers). I'm including an article link and a screenshot taken from the author's Twitter page (notice her Twitter handle, also a Lolita reference).

https://ew.com/books/2018/12/11/my-dark-vanessa-acquisition-news/

 

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