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Red Clocks

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Five women. One question: what is a woman for?

In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in vitro fertilisation is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers.

Ro, a single high-school teacher, is trying to have a baby on her own while also writing a biography of Eivor, a little-known 19th-century female polar explorer. Susan is a frustrated mother of two trapped in a crumbling marriage. Mattie is the adopted daughter of doting parents and one of Ro's best students, who finds herself pregnant with nowhere to turn. And Gin is the gifted, forest-dwelling homeopath, or 'mender', who brings all their fates together when she's arrested and put on trial in a frenzied modern-day witch hunt.

Red Clocks is at once a riveting drama whose mysteries unfold with magnetic energy and a shattering novel of ideas. In the vein of Margaret Atwood and Eileen Myles, Leni Zumas fearlessly explores the contours of female experience, evoking The Handmaid's Tale for a new millennium. This is a story of resilience, transformation and hope in tumultuous - even frightening - times.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

Praise for this book

"In bristling sentences that strike with stunning efficiency, Leni Zumas shows girls and women defying the excruciating restrictions imposed by both law and culture. This is not only timely but necessary fiction?uncannily prescient, unabashedly political, and fiercely humane. We so desperately need books like this." - Emily Fridlund

"Strange and lovely and luminous. I loved RED CLOCKS with my whole heart." - Kelly Link

"Hilarious, terrifying, and masterful–this pitch-perfect, timely novel reflects the horror and absurdity of our political landscape with a brilliance that ensures the book's timelessness. It's as riotously fun as it is chilling. Zumas has produced a poignant, wickedly sharp classic." - Alissa Nutting

"Leni Zumas writing is fearless and swift, sassy and sensational." - Joy Williams


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April 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Red Clocks (Wheeler Large Print Book)
Author(s): Leni Zumas
ISBN: 1-4328-5054-7 / 978-1-4328-5054-8 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Red Clocks
Author(s): Leni Zumas
ISBN: 0-00-820982-0 / 978-0-00-820982-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Red Clocks: A Novel
Author(s): Leni Zumas
ISBN: 0-316-43481-7 / 978-0-316-43481-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: Red Clocks
Author(s): Leni Zumas
ISBN: 0-00-820986-3 / 978-0-00-820986-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Borough Press
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Red Clocks: A Novel
Author(s): Leni Zumas
ISBN: 0-316-43478-7 / 978-0-316-43478-2 (USA edition)
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March 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red Clocks
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ISBN: 0-00-820983-9 / 978-0-00-820983-4 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Red Clocks
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ISBN: 0-00-820984-7 / 978-0-00-820984-1 (UK edition)
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Red Clocks
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Red Clocks
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January 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Red Clocks
Author(s): Leni Zumas
ISBN: 1-5491-1635-5 / 978-1-5491-1635-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Red Clocks: Library Edition
Author(s): Leni Zumas
ISBN: 1-5491-1633-9 / 978-1-5491-1633-9
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Red Clocks: A Novel
Author(s): Leni Zumas
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Red Clocks: A Novel
Author(s): Leni Zumas
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January 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Red Clocks
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January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Red Clocks: A Novel
Author(s): Leni Zumas
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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