Feminist fiction suggestions?
Jess McCabe // 28 July 2008
So, I’ve been having a bit of a fiction binge. Well, I was sick all last week and staring at a screen for more than 10 minutes at a time was not on the cards. I managed to demolish my ‘to read’ stack of fiction, in between bathroom trips (your editor was not a pretty site last week, truth be told).
Despite being a fiction fan, I’ve not actually read a huge amount of feminist fiction, above and beyond obvious examples like the Handmaid’s Tale. I’ve seen some other feminist bloggers are swapping booklists at the moment – and, as always, Other Stories is keeping us up to date on her reading plans.
So what about it – what feminist/feminist-inflected fiction do you recommend? I’ll begin with my most recent reads that fall under this description – Girl Meets Boy, by Ali Smith and Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. I’ve not read this comic book response to the work of self-described feminist Tori Amos, but it looks lush.
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