Summary

Five women. One question: what is a woman for?
In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in vitro fertilisation 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.
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.
Red Clocks is at once a riveting drama whose mysteries unfold with magnetic energy and a shattering novel of ideas. In the vein of Margaret Atwood and Eileen Myles, Leni Zumas fearlessly explores the contours of female experience, evoking The Handmaid's Tale for a new millennium. This is a story of resilience, transformation and hope in tumultuous - even frightening - times.
©2018 Leni Zumas (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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Critic reviews

"Lyrical and beautifully observed... highly absorbing." (Naomi Alderman, author of The Power)
"Leni Zumas here proves she can do almost anything... Red Clocks is funny, mordant, baroque, political, poetic, alarming, and inspiring - not to mention a way forward for fiction now." (Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts)
"Strange and lovely and luminous. I loved Red Clocks with my whole heart." (Kelly Link, author of Pretty Monsters)
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