Earlier this summer, Eve Ensler did a long, and profound discussion on WTF with Marc Maron.
Over the course of the 90 minute conversation, Ensler discusses her latest novel, The Apology (2019), as well as toxic masculinity; negotiating trauma; the ways that the victim-perpetrator narrative is constructed (and re-constructed), and how we practice the apology:
We don’t often know what an apology is. I wanted to explore and find out what the words were that I needed to hear. What did I need to experience in order to release? What would it look and sound like? What would its textures be? What were the stories I needed to hear? I was looking for what catalyzes the alchemy of an apology.The Alchemy of an Apology: Eve Ensler Interviewed by Raluca Albu, BOMB, June 13, 2019
The interview is a visceral experience, and provides a deep understanding of the complexities of violence, trauma, and its aftermath.
For more on The Apology, visit the full interview by Raluca Albu, and/or read an excerpt from the novel at LitHub, here.