Thursday, January 16, 2020

Four difficult female characters worth celebrating

Louisa Luna is the author of the novels Brave New Girl, Crooked, and Serious As A Heart Attack. She was born and raised in the city of San Francisco and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

Luna's new novel, The Janes, is the second to feature Alice Vega, a private investigator known for finding the missing, and her partner Cap.

At CrimeReads Luna tagged four difficult women characters worth celebrating, including:
Then we have Romy Hall from Rachel Kushner’s The Mars Room—Romy is a former stripper incarcerated for killing her stalker. By the sheer act of surviving, Romy proves to be shrewdly resourceful on the inside, even as she is driven crazy with desperation for news of her son. What I remember most about her is her cold reflection on the power dynamic between men and women, and how it changed her: “Something brewed in me over the years I worked at the Mars Room, sitting on laps, deep into this flawed exchange. This thing in me brewed and foamed. And when I directed it—a decision that was never made; instead, instincts took over—that was it.”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue