Literary Escapades. Elizabeth McNeill: ‚Nine and a Half Weeks: A Memoir of a Love Affair‘

McNeill’s memoir can be interpreted as many things: a sensually macabre narration of BDSM play gone wrong, a cautionary tale on domestic abuse, or a voyeuristic portrayal of a woman discovering her darkest desires. Most certainly and above all, it is a rather scary and yet utterly fascinating story.

Literary Escapades. Annie Proulx: ‚Barkskins‘

American author Annie Proulx is best known for her short story Brokeback Mountain (1997) and novel The Shipping News (1993), both of which have been adapted and received additional acclaim on the silver screen respectively. Barkskins (2016) is her newest and arguably most ambitious novel, reaching over 700 pages.