Daughters of the North: No Countryside For Any Men

As someone with a love of good feminist SciFi, I was saddened that NPR's review of Sarah Hall's Daughters of the North had to crack on the genre's archetype, The Handmaid's Tale, for not showcasing a violent uprising by the oppressed women but the plot summary and the excerpt provided are extremely intriguing. Hall's book is about a woman who forsakes her identity to join an off-the-grid, English feminist commune after the end of the world. The commune is less about raising crops and more about raising an Army, because as its leader explains: "[Women] don't believe we can govern better, and until we believe this, we never will." Reflections of the primary season and SciFi? It's time to get to Barnes & Noble. [NPR]


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