The Resource Women Talking : A Novel

Women Talking : A Novel

Label
Women Talking : A Novel
Title
Women Talking
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Miriam Toews
Creator
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?
Summary
After learning the men in the community have been drugging and attacking more than a hundred women, eight Mennonite women meet in secret to decide whether they should escape to a place outside the colony or stay in the only world they've ever known.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10688987
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toews, Miriam
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Women Talking : A Novel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Fiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
[317] pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432865771
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Women Talking : A Novel
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Contents
Fiction
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
[317] pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432865771
Physical substance
Hardback.
Specific material designation
large print

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