Vox (Hardback)Christina Dalcher (author)
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The Handmaid’s Tale for the #metoo era, Dalcher’s searing debut fashions a terrifying world where women are all but silenced. A frighteningly pertinent, fast-paced thriller of extremism run rife.
Silence can be deafening.
Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.
Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you're a woman.
Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.
For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice. This is only the beginning...
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 29 mm
'This book will blow your mind.' - Prima
'Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing - everything a great novel should be.' - Lee Child
'A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo.' - Vanity Fair
'Thought-provoking and set to dominate dinner party chats.' - Cosmopolitan
'A dazzling debut.' - Good Housekeeping
'A truly compulsive novel.' - Stylist
'Thought-provoking and thrilling. I was left speechless!' - Woman and Home
'If you liked Atwood's novel and Naomi Alderman's The Power, I guarantee you will love this.' - The Pool
'A petrifying re-imagining of The Handmaid's Tale in the present, and a timely reminder of the power and importance of language.' - Marta Bausells, Elle
'I can't remember the last time I read a book quite this thrilling. VOX is, like all the best dystopian novels, razor sharp and terrifyingly plausible. It is extraordinary.' - Louise O'Neill
'A bold, brilliant and unforgettable debut.' - Alice Feeney
'VOX is shaping up to be one of my favourite novels of the year!' - Stylist
'Any woman who has ever been shamed into silence will recognise the terrifying vista so vividly portrayed in VOX' - Roisin Ingle, The Irish Times Women's Podcast
'A dark dystopia...The Handmaid 2.0.' - The Evening Standard
'My favourite book of the year so far...' - Lisa Hall
'VOX has the sort of premise that immediately sets it apart.'- Irish Independent
'The aftershocks of #MeToo have crept into publishing... For fans of Red Clocks, The Power and The Handmaid's Tale'. - Sunday Times Style
'A thought-provoking read on the importance of communication in our relationships, the role we play in the world and our freedom.' - Pyschologies
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