Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ten top unsinkable characters in literature

Anakana Schofield is an Irish-Canadian writer of fiction, essays, and literary criticism. In Malarky, her widely-acclaimed first novel, Schofield writes, she was "was determined to create a portrait of a woman who wouldn't be sunk by what life served her and would interrogate it instead."

One of the author's top ten unsinkable characters in literature, as shared with the Guardian:
The Sweet Girl by Annabel Lyon

If Aristotle is your dad, as is the case of Pythias in The Sweet Girl, he's not an easy fella to say no to. Pythias however, proves uncrushable and will not be denied answers, nor will she hide in her father's shadow. She has questions and she is going to have them answered. When Aristotle dies suddenly, she must decide whether to live the ancient life of sex and veils and magic, or to step forward as history's first modern woman.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue