Laura Zigman's highly-anticipated first novel, Animal Husbandry, brings
that beloved literary subject -- the dumped woman -- into the nineties.
Jane Goodall is a career-woman facing the possibility that she may never
find Someone. Goodall works to exorcise a painful relationship with
witty attacks on male "mating behavior" under a journalistic pseudonym.
Humor propels the novel to a serious conclusion that leaves Jane Goodall
somewhere between Emma Woodhouse and Emma Bovary.
For this issue of Bold Type, we sat down with the author to ask her a
few questions about men and mating, while an excerpt from Animal
Husbandry explains the Multiple Cow Theory.