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After the wall : a Berlin adventure


After the wall : a Berlin adventure

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)
Authors:Brocklehurst, Ann
Pagination:[i], 119 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Thesis Supervisor(s):Sterns, Kate
Identification Number:PS 8553 R573A78 2002
ID Code:1593
Deposited By: Concordia University Library
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:20
Last Modified:13 Jul 2020 19:50
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