Daughters of the North (P.S.)

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Pub Date: 2008-04-01 Pages: 209 Language: English Publisher:. HarperCollins US In her stunning novel. Hall imagines a new dystopia set in the not-too-distant future England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse. There has been a census. and all citizens have been herded into urban centers. Reproduction has become a lottery. with contraceptive coils fitted to every female of childbearing age. A girl who will become known only as Sister escapes the confines of her repressive marriage to find an isolated group of women living as un-officials in Carhullan. a remote northern farm. where she must find out whether she has it in herself to become a rebel fighter. Provocative and timely. Daughters of the North poses questions about the lengths women will go to resist their oppressors. and under what circumstances might an ordinary person become a terrorist.

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In her stunning novel, Hall imagines a new dystopia set in the not-too-distant future. England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse. There has been a census, and all citizens have been herded into urban centers. Reproduction has become a lottery, with contraceptive coils fitted to every female of childbearing age. A girl who will become known only as "Sister" escapes the confines of her repressive marriage to find an isolated group of women living as "un-officials" in Carhullan, a remote northern farm, where she must find out whether she has it in herself to become a rebel fighter. Provocative and timely, Daughters of the North poses questions about the lengths women will go to resist their oppressors, and under what circumstances might an ordinary person become a terrorist.

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"A ferocious dystopian novel.Hall's dystopian story of resistance and struggle.must be read at the same time as a kind of optimism, striking in its final pages a defiant chord that reminds us power can sometimes be defeated, if not always, and if always at great cost." -- Independent Weekly (Durham, NC)

The heroine of Sarah Hall s novel is known only as Sister. She, like Hall s prose, is raw, brave, and suprising, both to herself and to the reader...The book is remarkable for its lovingly accurate portrayal of women the themes it raises are powerful in the present. --Boston Phoenix, (WORD UP)

Jackie is not infallible, and her methods in pursuit of the greater good are not always kind. But that is what makes Daughters of the North a novel, not an allegory. Hall has created a complex, tight work about hope springing out of resistance. --NPR's "BOOKS WE LIKE" (Jessa Crispin of BookSlut.com reviewing)

"A ferocious dystopian novel...Hall's dystopian story of resistance and struggle...must be read at the same time as a kind of optimism, striking in its final pages a defiant chord that reminds us power can sometimes be defeated, if not always, and if always at great cost."--Independent Weekly (Durham, NC)

"If you liked Children of Men, give this sci-fi page-turner a read. Sister exists in a dystopian future where the UK is under a totalitarian regime."--OK! Magazine (FIVE STARS)

"The heroine of Sarah Hall's novel is known only as Sister. She, like Hall's prose, is raw, brave, and suprising, both to herself and to the reader...The book is remarkable for its lovingly accurate portrayal of women...the themes it raises are powerful in the present."--Boston Phoenix, (WORD UP)

"Jackie is not infallible, and her methods in pursuit of the greater good are not always kind. But that is what makes Daughters of the North a novel, not an allegory. Hall has created a complex, tight work about hope springing out of resistance."--NPR's "BOOKS WE LIKE" (Jessa Crispin of BookSlut.com reviewing)

If you liked Children of Men, give this sci-fi page-turner a read. Sister exists in a dystopian future where the UK is under a totalitarian regime. --OK! Magazine (FIVE STARS)"

A ferocious dystopian novel Hall s dystopian story of resistance and struggle must be read at the same time as a kind of optimism, striking in its final pages a defiant chord that reminds us power can sometimes be defeated, if not always, and if always at great cost. --Independent Weekly (Durham, NC)"

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