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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

literary notes II

Patry Francis's The Liar's Diary (see "literary notes," below) is a tense and subtle thriller that includes a complex and unsentimental portrayal of female friendship. It's also remarkably successful in its treatment of its narrator-protagonist. Patry sets herself the difficult task of letting her main character tell her own story, while making sure we don't forget that this character is not a disinterested witness.

I'd be very interested in getting the reaction of women to this novel, which focuses on the experiences and viewpoint of women.