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Domestic Noir pp 239-259 | Cite as

Crime, the Domestic, and Social Commentary in Pierre Lemaitre’s Thrillers

  • Andrea Hynynen
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Part of the Crime Files book series (CF)

Abstract

Pierre Lemaitre’s thrillers revolve around the domestic. They present crime that invades the domestic sphere, as criminals target the detective’s personal life or, alternatively, criminal behaviours that originate from a traumatic family past. His novels also comment on rape, sexual violence and the disruption of human relations under global capitalism.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Hynynen
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  1. 1.Department of FrenchUniversity of TurkuTurkuFinland

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