Gather the Daughters

Gather the Daughters

A Novel

Book - 2017
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A smoldering debut about an insular community on an island at the end of the world and the girls who start to question the rules that bind them.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316463652
0316463655
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 25 cm

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KaiteS_KCMO Jul 04, 2017

Clear your calendar for a Saturday afternoon if you pick up Gather the Daughters. On an island untouched by a post-apocalyptic firestorm in the "wastelands" the descendants of ten surviving "ancestors" start a new society dictated by the men who wrote "The Book". Mot... Read More »


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Oct 24, 2017

Jennie Malamed's GATHER THE DAUGHTERS, is a dystopian, HANDMAIDEN'S TALE-like novel of control, conformity and collusion. The novel raises, for this Reader, images of warm sand turned to cold sand; Summer's full of youthful abandon followed by lives of obedience and oppression; grime and grace; free spirits and brow-beaten conformist; girls/women and boys/men living regimented repressive lives; a rigid paternalistic society based, in part, on father-daughter defilement; a heavy, hard, heart-breaking story of men's control and controlling of a small, isolated, insular island society, exerting it's harshest control over it's women and girls.
This is not an uplifting story but it offers an important lesson (with pin-pricks of hope) in response to modern Americana, filled with its overt and subtle "war on women".

SnoIsleLib_DeniseD Sep 05, 2017

Disturbingly imaginable dystopia.

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