Broken Harbor, Broken Home: Tana French's Haunted Landscape
Tana French’s Dublin Murder Squad novels have collected a devoted following for her meticulous plots, character insights, and sharp cultural observations. Her 2012 novel, Broken Harbor, continues her practice of using the Irish landscape as a metaphor for the characters’ tormented lives, where the history of the land—from the isolated estates of the Anglo-Irish gentry to the famine cottages nestled in fields—becomes not just a setting but an almost congenital aspect of her characters’ psychology.
Magee, R. M. (2023). Broken harbor, broken home: Tana French's haunted landscape. In J. B. Roney & M. Beekey (Eds.), Coastal environments in the west of Ireland (pp. 189-201). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.