Although the author talks at length about her novel, she doesn’t give away too much. She lures the reader into her novel, instead. I personally want to reread it.
Ms. Segal loves Edith Wharton‘s work and says that her novel is a contemporary recasting of Wharton’s The Age of Innocence (hence the resemblance in the titles). I personally can see that: They both describe an upcoming marriage, as well as a close community with its virtues and vices.
What triggered her writing this particular novel? What questions, problems, ideas did she try to explore in it (and succeeded, I must say)? How was this novel received by her Jewish community in London?
These questions and many more Ms. Segal answers in this fascinating interview.