What Man Does a Good Job Writing a Female Protagonist?
Few men attempt to suss women in their novels. Just how much do we understand about Daisy in THE GREAT GATSBY, for instance. Very little. The bomb-toting daughter in Roth's AMERICAN PASTORAL is largely a mystery to us. Many prominent writers have never written a fully fleshed out woman.
Stewart O'Nan does a fine job in EMILY, ALONE. Likewise Evan S. Connel does a fantastic job with MRS. BRIDGE.
How about some male crime writers that succeed here? Who writes women well?