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Marginalia: Abi Maxwell

Kate Criscone

In her new novel, The Den, Abi Maxwell tells the stories of two sets of sisters. They are separated by more than 100 years, but are connected through circumstances and place: unplanned pregnancy and disappearance from the same den in a New Hampshire forest.


I recently spoke with Maxwell about the novel, her characters, their individual strengths, and the curious naming of one particular character. Here’s our conversation:


The Den by Abi Maxwell was published by Knopf.

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