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Marginalia: Dexter Palmer On His Curious Blend Of Fact And Fiction

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Bill Wadman
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It's often said that fact is stranger than fiction. Dexter Palmer took fact and created fiction in Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen, a fictional story based on a factual Mary Toft who, in 1726, convinced the medical community that she was giving birth to rabbits.

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I recently spoke with Dexter Palmer about this strange story. Here's our conversation:

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Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen by Dexter Palmer is published by Pantheon.

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