Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

"Read the Description of Zumas' novel, and you'll likely make the inevitable comparison to a certain Margaret Atwood book... but the scenario that Zumas illustrates is far more plausible (and therefore much scarier). In a seaside Oregon town, at a time in which abortion and IVF are illegal and the Personhood Amendment is the law of the land, four women grapple with their ideas about motherhood, autonomy, and their place in the world.  Zumas' writing is dynamic and vivid, and the story she tells is thought-provoking and unforgettable."  - Recommended by Erika

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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316434812
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Published: Little Brown and Company - January 16th, 2018

In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, and freedom.

 

Ro, a single high-school teacher, is trying to have a baby on her own, while also writing a biography of Eivor, a little-known 19th-century female polar explorer. Susan is a frustrated mother of two, trapped in a crumbling marriage. Mattie is the adopted daughter of doting parents and one of Ro's best students, who finds herself pregnant with nowhere to turn. And Gin is the gifted, forest-dwelling herbalist, or "mender," who brings all their fates together when she's arrested and put on trial in a frenzied modern-day witch hunt.