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The red word

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Henstra, Sarah
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4.5
4
How you feel about this novel depends on how you react to the central scene in the book. Puts truth to Audre Lorde's maxim: You can't dismantle the master's house with the master's tools. A contemporary look at gender relations and sexual politics.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
02/05/19
5
This coming-of-age story is set on an Ivy League campus back in the '90s, but the issues it explores related to feminism and the "Me Too" movement are very much of the moment. The framing device comparing Greek mythology to the social dynamics in modern-day "Greek" fraternities and sororities was both funny and insightful. The characters were memorable and often relatable, even when they were up to some very questionable things. Overall, this book manages to succeed both as literary fiction and as a page-turning potboiler, a rare feat!
Meghan Casey (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
20/09/18