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The book of the unnamed midwife



Year/Format: 2016, Book , 291 pages ;
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Summary/Review: Philip K. Dick Award Winner for Distinguished Science Fiction When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of more...
Summary/Review: Philip K. Dick Award Winner for Distinguished Science Fiction When she fell asleep, the world was doomed. When she awoke, it was dead. In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth's population--killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant--the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilization. All that remains is power--and the strong who possess it. A few women like her survived, though they are scarce. Even fewer are safe from the clans of men, who, driven by fear, seek to control those remaining. To preserve her freedom, she dons men's clothing, goes by false names, and avoids as many people as possible. But as the world continues to grapple with its terrible circumstances, she'll discover a role greater than chasing a pale imitation of independence. After all, if humanity is to be reborn, someone must be its guide.
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Publication information: Seattle, WA : 47North, [2016]
Copyright: ©2016
ISBN: 1503939111
ISBN: 9781503939110
Language: English
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Record ID: 3490743
Format: Regular Print Book
Date acquired: February 6, 2017
More creator details: Meg Elison.
Series statement: [Road to nowhere] ; [book 1]
General note: "In the aftermath of a plague that has decimated the world population, the unnamed midwife confronts a new reality in which there may be no place for her. Indeed, there may be no place for any woman except at the end of a chain."--Page 4 cover.
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Black Creek
Book Due: 10/3/2017 On loan SCIENCE FICTION ELI
Fairview
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Richview
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S. Walter Stewart
Book Due: 14/3/2017 On loan SCIENCE FICTION ELI
St. James Town
Book Due: 15/3/2017 On loan SCIENCE FICTION ELI