The Resource Women talking : a novel, Miriam Toews

Women talking : a novel, Miriam Toews

Label
Women talking : a novel
Title
Women talking
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Toews
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a group of men from their own community, they are determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. While the men of the colony are off in the city, attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists and bring them home, these women-all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in-have very little time to make a choice: Should they stay in the only world they've ever known or should they dare to escape? Based on real events and told through the "minutes" of the women's all-female symposium, Toews's masterful novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide.--
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Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
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Toews, Miriam
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.T6113
LC item number
W66 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mennonite women
  • Rape
  • Misogyny
  • Conspiracies
Target audience
adult
Label
Women talking : a novel, Miriam Toews
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781635572582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1090059949
  • (OCoLC)1090059949
  • 996869
Label
Women talking : a novel, Miriam Toews
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9781635572582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1090059949
  • (OCoLC)1090059949
  • 996869

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