We're honoured to have our regular book critic, Pip Adam in, because she won the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her 2017 novel The New Animals. So in honour of that we are giving the book away as our Short Story Club prize this week (see above).
Today Pip is talking about the 'monstrous feminine' - an idea that challenges the idea of women as victims, and shares some books that feature monstrous women characters:
Ponti by Sharlene Teo
Apple and Knife by Intan Paramaditha
Her body and other parties by Maria Carmen Machado
Tess by Kirsten McDougall
Baby by Annaleese Jochems