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This Week in Fiction: Ottessa Moshfegh on Writing Predators and Their Victims

In “An Honest Woman,” your story in this week’s issue, a man named Jeb tries to seduce his much younger neighbor. You go out of your way to make Jeb as unattractive as possible—both physically and psychologically. Why? How did this character come to life for you?
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