Miranda Popkey‘s debut novel moves effortlessly from quietly hilarious to skewering to gorgeous and lyrical. TOPICS OF CONVERSATION follows a young single mother in California. The novel unfolds through a series of conversations the central character is having that explore that nature of truth, female pain, desire, and subjectivity. The voice is knowing, somewhat cynical, funny, and playful. This book will establish Popkey as a distinctly contemporary literary voice. Knopf will publish in Spring 2020.