Margaret Atwood: Crime Fiction Writer

Exploring how Margaret Atwood’s fiction reimagines the figure of the detective and the nature of crime, Jackie Shead shows how the author radically reworks the crime fiction genre. By revealing how her female protagonists confront their own complicity with hegemonic assumptions about gender, class and colonialism, Atwood invites her readers to participate in the same educative process that leads her detective figures to a greater understanding of restrictive cultural myths.
Author: Ms Jackie Shead
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 28 Dec 2015 - 220 pages