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This is a delightful selection of acerbic, wryly funny stories about modern relationships, queer love, and non-monogamy. In what might be considered a keystone story, 'The Sociologist', the author of a self-help book is repeatedly invited to give lectures to ‘debunk love’ but doesn’t really believe any of the things she says. Then 'The Female Dandy' of the title is a fictional journalistic feature about the rise and fall of a lesbian/feminist literary magazine and the infighting between the performatively stylish, performatively principled three women presiding. 'Remaining Isolde' depicts a straight couple’s forays into non-monogamy where it soon becomes apparent that while neither is really happy with their arrangement they feel compelled to pursue it all the same. In 'No Petting' a woman considers her own life while visiting a zoo and 'What Is It You Want to Know?' sees an elderly mother struggle with her grown daughter’s refusal to acknowledge her relationship with another woman.
NINA POLAK writes fiction, non-fiction and journalism. Her debut novel We zullen niet te pletter slaan, was published in 2014, and her second Gebrek is een groot word, won the BNG Bank Literature Prize. She is an editor at De Correspondent and her most recent book is an anthology of essays on Dutch and Flemish Literature.
EMMA RAULT is a writer and a literary translator from Dutch and German. Lit Hub voted her translation of Rudolph Herzog's Ghosts of Berlin one of the best books of 2019. She is a 2019 Idyllwild Arts Non-Fiction Fellow and the recipient of the 2017 GINT Translation Prize. Her work has appeared in the LA Review of Books, Literary Hub, Asymptote and elsewhere.