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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Fosston Public Library NEW (Text) 33500013619341 New Available -
Hawley Public Library NEW (Text) 33500013619333 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802159663
  • ISBN: 0802159664
  • Physical Description: 272 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Grove Press, 2022.

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"Deep in the California woods on an evening in late August, Jane Pearson is camping with her husband Leo and their five-year-old son Benjamin. As dusk sets in, she drifts softly to sleep in a hammock strung outside the tent where Leo and Benjamin are preparing for bed. At that moment, every single person with a Y chromosome vanishes around the world, disappearing from operating theaters mid-surgery, from behind the wheels of cars, from arguments and acts of love. Children, adults, even fetuses are gone in an instant. Leo and Benjamin are gone. No one knows why, how, or where. After the Disappearance, Jane forces herself to enter a world she barely recognizes, one where women must create new ways of living while coping with devastating grief. As people come together to rebuild depopulated industries and distribute scarce resources, Jane focuses on reuniting with an old college girlfriend, Evangelyne Moreau, leader of the Commensalist Party of America, a rising political force in this new world. Meanwhile, strange video footage called “The Men” is being broadcast online showing images of the vanished men marching through barren, otherworldly landscapes. Is this just a hoax, or could it hold the key to the Disappearance? From the author of The Heavens, The Men is a gripping, beautiful, and disquieting novel of feminist utopias and impossible sacrifices that interrogates the dream of a perfect society and the conflict between individual desire and the good of the community." -- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 May #1
    Newman's (The Heavens, 2019) latest, a dystopian tale, opens with a shocking event. Everyone in the world with a Y chromosome, men and trans women, disappear all at once. Jane Pearson is on a camping trip in California with her husband and son when both vanish. After looking for them everywhere, she drives to the nearest city and learns the scope of what's happened. As women begin to step into powerful positions once inhabited by men and enjoy the freedoms of living in a world without the dangers some men present, Jane reconnects with a college friend, Evangelyne Moreau, who, like Jane, has a scandalous past, and who is now gaining political power in this new world order. Newman follows several other women who are having a tough time in the wake of the men's disappearance and who soon get caught up in watching a mysterious video feed that shows the lost men struggling in a hellish landscape. Readers might feel a bit let down by the denouement, but this layered, introspective tale will give them plenty to think about and discuss. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

SANDRA NEWMAN is the author of the novels The Heavens, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Country of Ice Cream Star, longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and NPR, as well as several other works of fiction and nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in Harper’s and Granta, among other publications. She lives in New York City.

Subject: Missing persons > Fiction.
Men > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Men.
Missing persons.
Women.
Genre: Alternative histories (Fiction)
Fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction)

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