The Female Persuasion


Meg Wolitzer

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Slowy the Turtle

Alby Pinto’s slow-moving turtle—aptly named Slowy—comes to represent the slow, messy, and often life-stalling process of grief. During his short life, Alby spends hours each day studying, taking copious notes about Slowy’s each and…

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Sofa Beds

In The Female Persuasion, sofa beds symbolize the impermanence of Greer, Zee, and Cory’s post-grad lives, which are marked by transition, emphasis on the present rather than the future, and flimsy…

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