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The Women Could Fly: A Novel
The Women Could Fly: A Novel
The Women Could Fly: A Novel
Аудиокнига9 часов

The Women Could Fly: A Novel

Написано Megan Giddings

Озвучено Angel Pean

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Reminiscent of the works of Margaret Atwood, Shirley Jackson, and Octavia Butler, a biting social commentary from the acclaimed author of Lakewood that speaks to our times—a piercing dystopian novel about the unbreakable bond between a young woman and her mysterious mother, set in a world in which witches are real and single women are closely monitored.

Josephine Thomas has heard every conceivable theory about her mother's disappearance. That she was kidnapped. Murdered. That she took on a new identity to start a new family. That she was a witch. This is the most worrying charge because in a world where witches are real, peculiar behavior raises suspicions and a woman—especially a Black woman—can find herself on trial for witchcraft.  

But fourteen years have passed since her mother’s disappearance, and now Jo is finally ready to let go of the past. Yet her future is in doubt. The State mandates that all women marry by the age of 30—or enroll in a registry that allows them to be monitored, effectively forfeiting their autonomy. At 28, Jo is ambivalent about marriage. With her ability to control her life on the line, she feels as if she has her never understood her mother more. When she’s offered the opportunity to honor one last request from her mother's will, Jo leaves her regular life to feel connected to her one last time.

In this powerful and timely novel, Megan Giddings explores the limits women face—and the powers they have to transgress and transcend them. 

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Atwood meets Butler…

Margaret Atwood meets Octavia Butler in this dystopian novel about a society that forces women to marry by age 30 or live under government control. At 28, Jo Thomas is facing big decisions when an odd request in her mother’s will leads her down a dangerous and adventurous path. Giddings (“Lakewood”) uses magical realism to comment on vital themes of feminism, race, and autonomy in what Publishers Weekly dubs a “dynamite story.”

ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательHarperAudio
Дата выпуска9 авг. 2022 г.
ISBN9780063117037
The Women Could Fly: A Novel
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Megan Giddings

Megan Giddings is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. Her first novel, Lakewood, was one of New York Magazine's top ten books of 2020, an NPR Best Book of 2020, a Michigan Notable book for 2021, a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards, and was a finalist for an L.A. Times Book Prize in the Ray Bradbury Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Speculative category. Megan's writing has received funding and support from the Barbara Deming Foundation and Hedgebrook. She lives in the Midwest.

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    Chilling and uplifting at the same time. A gift to women anywhere.