Outrageous bullying for the good of the family in G B Stern’s The Matriarch

Originally posted on Kate Macdonald:
the edition I have, the cover using this rich and passionate painting by Mark Gertler There is something particularly enjoyable about a female villain in fiction, written for readers who expect women to be pure, perfect, and positive. I did a podcast miniseries¬†in 2012 on jaw-droppingly awful, truly appalling female…