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Sunday, November 19, 2017

BOOK MAIL: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas @littlebrown @lenizumas

Red Clocks
by Leni Zumas
Little, Brown and Company

⏰ PUBLISHING 1/16/18 ⏰

Big thank you to Little, Brown and Company for this copy!

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 Eivør, 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 homeopath, or "mender," who brings all their fates together when she's arrested and put on trial in a frenzied modern-day witch hunt.

About the Author:

Leni Zumas is the author of RED CLOCKS (forthcoming from Little, Brown and The Borough Press/HarperCollins UK); FAREWELL NAVIGATOR: STORIES (Open City); and THE LISTENERS (Tin House), which was a finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and teaches writing at Portland State University.

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