Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Top ten books about wild women

Danielle Dutton is the author of the novel, Margaret the First. One of her ten top books about wild women, as shared at the Guardian:
The Letters of Mina Harker by Dodie Bellamy

In Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mina is the perfect, passive Victorian wife. Here she’s horny and undead in 1980s San Francisco, having possessed Bellamy’s body. Epistolary, like Stoker’s original, the novel follows Mina/Dodie’s adventures through a city ravaged by Aids. It’s all wildly alive, full of gossip and sex. As Eileen Myles put it: “If there’s anything better than literature this is it.”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue