VOX (Paperback)Christina Dalcher (author)
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The Handmaid’s Tale for the #metoo era, Dalcher’s frighteningly pertinent, fast-paced thriller of extremism run rife fashions a terrifying world where women are all but silenced.
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: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
'A petrifying re-imagining of The Handmaid's Tale.' - Elle
'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
'The book of the moment!' - Marie Claire
'Razor sharp and terrifyingly plausible. Extraordinary.' - Louise O'Neill
'A fast-paced, twisting thriller that left me speechless.' - The Daily Mail
'Electrifying.' - O, The Oprah Magazine
'Truly compulsive.' - Stylist
'Thrilling. I was left speechless!' - Woman & Home
'A dazzling debut.' - Good Housekeeping
'The Handmaid's Tale 2.0.' - The Evening Standard
'Set to dominate dinner party chats.' - Cosmopolitan
'If you liked Atwood's novel and Naomi Alderman's The Power, I guarantee you will love this.' - The Pool
'A bold, brilliant and unforgettable debut.' - Alice Feeney
'Gripping.' - Bella
'Frighteningly relatable.' - Woman
'Be scared. Be very scared.' - Fabulous
'Chillingly imagined.' - Sunday Mirror
'Terrifying in its relevance.' - Grazia
'Thought-provoking.' - Psychologies
'Tense and engrossing.' - The Irish Times
'VOX has the sort of premise that immediately sets it apart.' - Irish Independent
'The aftershocks of #MeToo have crept into publishing.' - The Sunday Times Style
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