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The book of the unnamed midwife, Meg Elison

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The book of the unnamed midwife
Title
The book of the unnamed midwife
Statement of responsibility
Meg Elison
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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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 asthe 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
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Philip K. Dick Award for Science Fiction, 2015.
Awards note
Philip K. Dick Award, 2014
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10428977
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Elison, Meg
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Road to nowhere
Series volume
[book 1]
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  • Women
  • Midwives
  • Survival
  • Dystopias
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of the unnamed midwife, Meg Elison
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947807761
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781503939110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947807761
Label
The book of the unnamed midwife, Meg Elison
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947807761
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781503939110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)947807761

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