VOX

VOX

Christina Dalcher

ISBN
9780008300678
Pub date
07/03/2019
Imprint
HQ
Binding
Paperback
Format
B Format 129x198mm
Extent
400 pages
Price
£8.99
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Book Overview


‘Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing – everything a great novel should be’ LEE CHILD

‘Extraordinary’ LOUISE O’NEILL
‘A truly compulsive novel.’ STYLIST

‘The book of the moment!’ MARIE CLAIRE

‘This book will blow your mind’ PRIMA

‘A petrifying reimagining of The Handmaid’s TaleELLE

‘A fast-paced, twisting thriller that left me speechless.’ DAILY MAIL

‘Terrifying’ RED

‘A novel ripe for the #MeToo era’ VANITY FAIR

‘A dazzling debut.’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

‘Thought-provoking and thrilling. I was left speechless!’ WOMAN & HOME

Silence can be deafening.

Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day. Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins.

Now the new government is 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. This is only the beginning…

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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.

Reviews


  • ‘A petrifying re-imagining of The Handmaid’s Tale’ ELLE
  • ‘This book will blow your mind. PRIMA
  • ‘Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing – everything a great novel should be.’ LEE CHILD
  • ‘A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo’ VANITY FAIR
  • ‘The book of the moment!’ MARIE CLAIRE
  • ‘Razor sharp and terrifyingly plausible. Extraordinary.’ LOUISE O’NEILL
  • ‘A fast-paced, twisting thriller that left me speechless’ DAILY MAIL
  • ‘Electrifying’ O, The Oprah Magazine
  • ‘Truly compulsive’ STYLIST
  • ‘Thrilling. I was left speechless!’ WOMAN & HOME
  • ‘A dazzling debut’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
  • ‘The Handmaid’s Tale 2.0.’ EVENING STANDARD
  • ‘Set to dominate dinner party chats.’ COSMOPOLITAN
  • ‘If you liked Atwood’s novel and Naomi Alderman’s The Power, I guarantee you will love this.’ THE POOL
  • ‘A bold, brilliant and unforgettable debut.’ ALICE FEENEY
  • ‘Gripping’ BELLA
  • ‘Frighteningly relatable’ WOMAN
  • ‘Be scared. Be very scared’ FABULOUS
  • ‘Chillingly imagined’ SUNDAY MIRROR
  • ‘Terrifying in its relevance’ GRAZIA
  • ‘Thought-provoking’ PSYCHOLOGIES
  • ‘Tense and engrossing’ THE IRISH TIMES
  • ‘VOX has the sort of premise that immediately sets it apart.’ IRISH INDEPENDENT
  • ‘The aftershocks of #MeToo have crept into publishing’ SUNDAY TIMES STYLE