Ingram and Mullins examine the ghostly nature of Tana French’s 2012 novel Broken Harbour, arguing that French deliberately engages discourses of haunting to manifest the almost mystical ways in which unseen hegemonic forces invade the most sacrosanct of domestic spaces. To represent such hauntings in crime fiction is to reveal the inextricable lines between the past and the present, between domestic home life and organizing systems of social power. French’s ghosts—which are personal, communal, and national—are set against the backdrop of the Celtic Tiger era of economic prosperity and the bust which followed, exposing the deep connections between crime, gender, family, and economics.
|Title of host publication||Domestic Noir|
|Subtitle of host publication||The New Face of 21st Century Crime Fiction|
|Editors||Laura Joyce, Henry Sutton|
|Number of pages||19|
|ISBN (Print)||9783319693378, 9783030098841|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Apr 2018|