by Christina Dalcher
4th Wednesday, 9th October
at 7:00 pm
at il libro
An electrifying novel.
After the US is overtaken by the “Pure Movement”, a fundamentalist Christian political movement, all the women and girls in America have been fitted with a metal bracelet that delivers an electric shock if they go over their limit of 100 spoken words a day. Pens and paper are forbidden; books locked up; sign language punishable by … what? No one knows. The offenders simply disappear, hauled off by enforcers in the vastly expanded Bible belt.
Jean, a mother of four, has been forced to give up her career as a researcher studying aphasia, the loss of language. She feels her own failure. She reclaims her voice!
A provocative debut….
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