Main : crime, fiction, literary, Spinifex Feminist Classic, war
198 x 128 mm
A SPINIFEX FEMINIST CLASSIC
A Spinifex feminist classic and winner of The Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction. In love and in war there is killing, but is it still murder? Beginning with the discovery of an unidentified corpse, buried under a conspicuous plantation of marijuana seedlings in Wiley Park, Still Murder twists and turns giving voice to different perpetrators and victims of violence, from war to domestic violence. Senior Detective Margot Gorman has been assigned to watch over a raving woman in an asylum. What could a madwoman know? And Peter, the sportsman, can he become a warrior in Vietnam? With a deft hand, the author challenges the traditional stereotypes of a crime novel with questions of politics, patriarchy, sanity and murder. First published in 1991, Still Murder was widely praised by reviewers for being a ‘cross-over’ novel, bringing together literary and crime styles of writing and narrative. This feminist classic edition has an introduction by Marion Campbell and an Afterword by the author.
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Moorhead deftly challenges stereotypes of policing politics, sanity and balance of male-female power.Di Hamilton, The Examiner
Moorhead is a fine writer whatever she chooses to write. I love the expansive way that she sweeps together genre, images and ideas in original combinations. In this book, she unites three approaches that could be seen as contradictory into a comprehensive whole. The result is experimental writing that is very accessible to a wide range of readers.Me, you, and books
Still Murder is not a conventional narrative, using instead a mixture of fictional diary entries, news clippings, detective’s notebooks and other documents to flesh out its complex, grand story. This could have proven not much more than a quirky experiment but Moorhead is skilled enough to draw these disparate streams and points of view together to tell a fascinating story.Reactions to Reading
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