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Book Review

Wicked River

by Jenny Milchman
ISBN-13: 9781492664413
Sourcebooks Landmark
May 1, 2018

an exclusive interview with bestselling author Jenny Milchman  

The antagonist in your new novel, WICKED RIVER, a wilderness-savvy man, was a character in one of your earlier novels. What made you decide to bring him back?

Jenny Milchman: “He’s a character I didn’t feel finished with. The thing about him is that he doesn’t think he’s doing anything wrong—he actually thinks well of himself, and that dynamic fascinates me.” As for the main character, Natalie, and her husband, Doug, they are newlyweds, and the story’s tension quickly taps into their psyches, revealing their strengths and weaknesses, and for Natalie, the disquieting sense that perhaps she doesn’t know her husband as well as she thought. The fact that Doug is “damaged goods” won’t come as a shock to her readers. The women in her novels are often drawn to men who are wounded—perhaps somewhat mirroring Milchman’s personal experiences. “I have a great husband,” she says. “But he definitely came to me with a wounded past. And to a very real extent, my mom saved my father. Writers put a lot of ourselves into our characters, and in large part, we create the people we would want to see ourselves as.”

 Read the rest of the interview here.



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