Pantheon

9781524749224

STARRED REVIEW

Payback

‘Payback’ offers many pleasures, not only the range in voices but also the evocation of two eras, the early 1970s and the current decade.

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Review of ‘Payback’

In her long writing career, Mary Gordon has frequently embraced themes surrounding women’s lives, feminism and family love. Her new novel, Payback, returns to those themes as it follows the lives of two women.

In 1972, Agnes Vaughan, an idealistic young art history teacher at a Rhode Island girls’ school, wonders whether she’s making any…

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