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Red Clocks (Hardcover)

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    A National Bestseller
    A New York Times Editor's Choice
    A Time Magazine Best Book of the Year
    An Amazon Best Book of the Month

    An Indie Next Pick
    One of Wall Street Journal's Twelve Books to Read This Winter
    An Esquire most anticipated book of 2018
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    A Nylon Best Book of the Month
    One of Publishers Weekly's most anticipated titles of Fall 2017

    Five women. One question. What is a woman for?

    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 Eiv r, 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.

    RED CLOCKS is at once a riveting drama, whose mysteries unfold with magnetic energy, and a shattering novel of ideas. In the vein of Margaret Atwood and Eileen Myles, Leni Zumas fearlessly explores the contours of female experience, evoking THE HANDMAID'S TALE for a new millennium. This is a story of resilience, transformation, and hope in tumultuous-even frightening-times.

    About the Author


    Leni Zumas is the author of the story collection Farewell Navigator and the novel The Listeners, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. She is an associate professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Portland State University.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780316434812
    ISBN-10: 0316434817
    Publisher: Little Brown and Company
    Publication Date: January 16th, 2018
    Pages: 368
    Language: English