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Domestic abuse in fiction

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withgraceinmyheart · 26/10/2020 08:30

Can anyone recommend any fiction books with good feminist representation of domestic abuse? I don't think I've ever read one and I'm hoping there's some out there!

I'm looking for something that's realistic and doesn't minimise the perpetrators behaviour but also allows the women agency.

Any ideas?

OP posts:

StrawberrySquash · 18/03/2021 23:48

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte.


Scout2016 · 29/03/2021 22:25

The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle


IrenetheQuaint · 29/03/2021 22:26

That Charming Man by Marian Keynes

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

He Knew He Was Right by Anthony Trollope


AnaisNun · 29/03/2021 22:33

Came on to say Tenant of Wildfell Hall


sessell · 04/04/2021 23:18

The woman who walked into doors, by Roddy Doyle is excellent.


SnoopyLights · 14/06/2021 17:52

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss is a short book, and very different to what I was expecting, but it does have a theme of abusive domestic relationships (both mother and daughter suffer at the hands of the husband / father).


Benediction · 14/06/2021 18:04

Once in a house on fire by Andrea Ashworth


Alltheprettyseahorses · 14/06/2021 18:09

Rose Madder by Stephen King

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