Brocklehurst, Ann (2002) After the wall : a Berlin adventure. Masters thesis, Concordia University.
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This creative writing thesis is a mystery novella set in Berlin after the fall of the Berlin Wall. As a "genre work," it relies heavily on setting and attempts to capture the Zeitgeist . The heroine, Rachel Hoffman, is a journalist who branches out into freelance detective work. In the grand tradition of fictional sleuths, she is a smart-talking, wise cracking type. She shares, however, the tendency of many a late 20 th century detective prone to confessing personal foibles and weaknesses. The plot revolves around the hit and run death of Dorothy, a Filipino woman in East Berlin. Like many current popular mysteries, the story deals with societal preoccupations and social issues, in this case anti-foreigner violence in Germany. Despite the sometimes-weighty subject matter, humour is an important ingredient in the story's telling. The goal was to create a compelling and entertaining mystery.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > English|
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Pagination:||[i], 119 leaves ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||Theses (M.A.)|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Sterns, Kate|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 13:20|
|Last Modified:||29 Jun 2010 15:03|
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