If you’d told me yesterday that A.M. Homes wrote for The L Word and bought an East Hampton house so she could park on the village beaches for free, I would have said “bollocks” (in my uncharming American accent). But you would have been right.
On the 95th anniversary of the Triangle Waist Company fire, novelist Katharine Weber remembers the 146 young and mostly female garment workers who died in the tragedy, and suspects that children, “as young as 9 or 10, [who] worked in most New York garment factories, sewing buttons and trimming threads,” were among the unidentified remains. Nowadays, she points out, U.S. children don’t die in factory accidents — but only because we outsource everything, even (especially?) our tragedies. Weber’s novel based on the Triangle disaster appears in June.