Cleavages or 'Mauve Desert' as a Post-structuralist Feminist Mystery Novel: Re-covering the "Private" Investigative Subject


  • Susan McGahan



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How to Cite

McGahan, S. (1992). Cleavages or ’Mauve Desert’ as a Post-structuralist Feminist Mystery Novel: Re-covering the "Private" Investigative Subject. Tessera, 13.