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The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife

(2014)
(The first book in the Road to Nowhere series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book
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.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere)
Author(s): Meg Elison
ISBN: 1-5039-3911-1 / 978-1-5039-3911-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: 47North
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June 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
Author(s): Meg Elison
ISBN: 1-4951-1636-0 / 978-1-4951-1636-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sybaritic Press
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : Audio CD
Title: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
Author(s): Meg Elison
ISBN: 1-5318-3087-0 / 978-1-5318-3087-8
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
Author(s): Meg Elison
ISBN: 1-5318-3088-9 / 978-1-5318-3088-5
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife: The Road to Nowhere, Book 1
Author(s): Meg Elison
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

October 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife: The Road to Nowhere, Book 1
Author(s): Meg Elison
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (The Road to Nowhere 1)
Author(s): Meg Elison
Publisher: 47North
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