Daphne Merkin is the author of Enchantment, a novel and Dreaming of Hitler, a collection of essays. Her cultural criticism has appeared in a range of publications, including Vogue and The American Scholar, and has been widely anthologized. She has been a staff writer for The New Yorker, and is currently a contributing writer at Elle and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in New York City, where she teaches writing, and is at work on a memoir, Melancholy Baby.
An exquisitely surreal black comedy about marriage, motherhood, and the madness of modern life. “(Mortimer) is the family historian of the smart, go ahead, two-car household which has a double load of private misery packed in each boot.” —Robert Pitman, Sunday Express
The four generations of women described in Janet Hobhouse’s autobiographical novel rival the Furies of Greek myth in their capacity to love and hate with vengeance.