Writers Who Read

5 April 2020

Fleishman is in Trouble
by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

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Fleishman is in Trouble - Taffy Brodesser-Akner

  • Marketing: Literary Satire Fiction
  • Genre: Realistic, Modern-Day, Arch-Plot Long-Form
  • Word count: 135,882
  • Print Pages: 376
  • Reading Level: 7th grade

  • POV: Libby

  • Publish date: June 18, 2019
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Sold By: Random House
  • Recognition: NYT bestseller, National Book Award longlist

  • "Summon your witnesses" - Aeschylus
  • from Eumenides (Oresteia trilogy, part III)
  • Athena questions the furies — and thus reveals her wisdom not by knowing the facts, but by knowing how to accumulate the facts — and then sagely notes “With two parties here, that is only half the story.”

Author/Publisher Intent

Stylistic Choices

Structure, Pacing

Climax - what changed?

Scene sleuthing

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Writers Who Read: Coming Up

May 3: Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
(2009, translated 2019) - Olga Tokarczuk
June 7: Agent Running in the Field (2019) - John le Carré

Thanks to: Boulder Writers Alliance

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