Re: RARA-AVIS: One plot

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 18 Aug 2003

Then they're all written from the standpoint of the stay-at-home "good son"? Although I can see Lew Archer being hired by the father. . . .


Miker wrote:
> According to Marling in his AMERICAN ROMAN
> NOIR, there's only one hardboiled and noir plot, Joy.
> The blessings of Marling's insight and the theoretical
> delights of narratology reveal that it's all a variation of
> the Prodigal Son.
> Is that cool or what?

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