The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

  • Type: Books
  • By: Meg Elison
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Sci Fi/Fantasy/Horror
  • Recommended by: Micki M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781503939110
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How does a woman survive when the few women left in the world are either revered or hunted?

What would you be willing to lose in order to survive?
 
I try to imagine myself as one of the few women left on the planet, in a world where men keep women on chains like animals. Would I collapse in fear and hide? Would I do what I could to help others? Would I even survive a day? Choosing survival over defeat, the narrator chooses to cut her hair, wrap her chest, don baggy men’s clothes, begin a fierce workout regimen, and practice a deep voice in order to pass for a man. Her heartbreak over the loss of her previous life will break yours too, and her resolve to survive despite horrifying circumstances will bring you right back to your feet. If you like the power of A Handmaid’s Tale, try this woman’s strength out for a while.