Women Talking

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Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively began to share the details of the attacks – waking up sore and bleeding and not understanding why – their stories were chalked up to ‘wild female imagination.’ ‘Women Talking’ is an imagined response to these real events. Eight women, all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their colony and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in, meet secretly in a hayloft with the intention of making a decision about how to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm.

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‘Don’t miss this.’ Margaret Atwood
‘An astonishment, a volcano of a novel.’ Lauren Groff
Brave and thoughtful.’ Observer
‘Remarkably layered and gripping.’ Wall Street Journal
‘Wickedly funny and fearlessly honest.’ New Yorker

Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote Mennonite colony, over one hundred girls and women were raped by what many thought were ghosts or demons. Their accounts were dismissed as ‘wild female imagination’.

Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. When the women learn the truth, they meet secretly to discuss how to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. But they have just two days to decide, before the rapists are bailed out and brought home.

‘Don’t miss this one! This amazing, sad, shocking, but touching novel, based on a real-life event, could be right out of The Handmaid’s Tale’Margaret Atwood, Twitter

Additional information

Weight 0.152 kg
Dimensions 20.2 × 13.2 × 1.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

216

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K