Daughters of the North
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
In this stunning novel, Sarah Hall imagines a new dystopia set in the not-too-distant future. England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse. There has been a census, and all citizens have been herded into urban centers. Reproduction has become a lottery, with contraceptive coils fitted to every female of childbearing age. A girl who will become known only as "Sister" escapes the confines of her repressive marriage to find an isolated group of women living as "un-officials" in Carhullan, a remote northern farm, where she must find out whether she has it in herself to become a rebel fighter. Provocative and timely, Daughters of the North poses questions about the lengths women will go to resist their oppressors, and under what circumstances might an ordinary person become a terrorist.
Includes an excerpt from Sarah Hall's new book The Beautiful Indifference.
From Publishers Weekly
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Excellent, but frustrating end
This was an excellent read that is an ominous foreshadowing of a not-too-distant future.
So frustrating that right as the end [Data was Lost] and a critical part of the story was missing? Ugh really???
There were glitches in the online book that caused loss of data from what should have been the climactic event. It just ended back at the beginning.
While it started out a little slow, this book picked up and became very addicting. By the middle I was fully engrossed, but the ending was a big let down. It ends at what feels like the climax. You spend the whole book preparing for this big event, and then it isn't even described - the story just ends. Anti-climactic. I'm glad I only paid 99c for it.