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From a Slate interview with Jonathan Franzen, America’s most indubitably Franzenish novelist:

Slate: Have you ever considered writing a book about race?

Jonathan Franzen: I have thought about it, but—this is an embarrassing confession—I don’t have very many black friends. I have never been in love with a black woman. I feel like if I had, I might dare.

You should definitely do it anyhow Jonathan Franzen.