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The Natural Way of Things

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
James Tiptree, Jr. Award Best Book (nominee)
'Savage: think Atwood in the outback' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train
'An unforgettable reading experience' Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies
'Ferocious... recalls the early Elena Ferrante'NPR
'A masterpiece'Guardian
'Devastating'Economist

She hears her own thick voice deep inside her ears when she says, 'I need to know where I am.'
The man stands there, tall and narrow, hand still on the doorknob, surprised.

He says, almost in sympathy, 'Oh, sweetie. You need to know whatyou are.'"

Two women awaken from a drugged sleep to find themselves imprisoned in a brokendown
property in the middle of a desert.

Strangers to each other, they have no idea where they are or how they came to be there
with eight other girls, their heads shaved, guarded by two inept yet vicious jailers.

Doing hard labour under a sweltering sun, the prisoners soon learn what links them: in
each girl's past is a sexual scandal with a powerful man.

They pray for rescue but as the hours turn into days and the days into weeks and months,
it becomes clear only the girls can rescue themselves.

Winner, 2016 Stella Prize
Winner, 2016 Indie Book of the Year Award
Winner, Fiction Book of the Year, 2016 Indie Book Award
Winner, 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction
Winner, Reader's Choice, 2016 ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year

Shortlisted, 2016 Miles Franklin Literary Award
Shortlisted, 2016 ABA Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award
Longlisted, 2017 International Dublin Literary Award

Genre: Literary Fiction

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June 2016 : Australia Hardback
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Title: Natural Way Of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
ISBN: 1-76029-187-0 / 978-1-76029-187-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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October 2019 : Australia Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
ISBN: 1-76087-707-7 / 978-1-76087-707-1 (Australia edition)
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August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Natural Way of Things: 'The Handmaid's Tale for our age' (Economist)
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
ISBN: 1-4746-1441-8 / 978-1-4746-1441-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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September 2018 : Australia Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
ISBN: 1-76063-338-0 / 978-1-76063-338-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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January 2017 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
ISBN: 1-76029-191-9 / 978-1-76029-191-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
ISBN: 1-60945-362-X / 978-1-60945-362-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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September 2015 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
ISBN: 1-76011-123-6 / 978-1-76011-123-6 (Australia edition)
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
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June 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
ISBN: 1-5100-3586-9 / 978-1-5100-3586-7 (UK edition)
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June 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
ISBN: 1-5100-3584-2 / 978-1-5100-3584-3 (UK edition)
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
Publisher: Wavesound Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
Publisher: Wavesound Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
Publisher: Wavesound Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Natural Way of Things: 'The Handmaid's Tale for our age' (Economist)
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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June 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
Publisher: Europa Editions
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September 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Natural Way of Things
Author(s): Charlotte Wood
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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