Book of the Month: Vox
Christina Dalcher's debut novel is a riveting but terrifying glimpse into a world in which women have literally lost their voice
About the book
Silence can be deafening. Jean McClellan knows because that's how she spends most of her time, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.
With the new government in power, everything has changed; but only if you’re a woman.
Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write.
For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice – but that is the only the beginning.
About the author
Christina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University, specializing in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects. She and her husband split their time between the American South and Naples, Italy. Vox is her debut novel.
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Christina will be joining us on the discussion thread to answer questions about Vox – the webchat will be on Tuesday 16 April at 9pm.
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