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Women talking : a novel Book
Book | Alfred A. Knopf Canada, Toronto : [2018]

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  • 12 of 16 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (Show)
  • 1 of 1 Copy Available at Port Colborne Library
  • 3 current holds with 16 total copies.
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The novel is based on real events that happened between 2005 and 2009 in a remote Mennonite community where more than 100 girls and women were drugged unconscious and raped in the night by what they were told were "ghosts" or "demons." Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. It takes place over 48 hours, as eight women hide in a hayloft while the men are in a nearby town posting bail for the perpetrators. They have come together to debate, on behalf of all the women and children in the community, whether to stay or leave before the men return. Taking minutes is the one man invited by the women to witness the conversation--a former outcast whose own surprising story is revealed as the women talk. By turns poignant, furious, witty, acerbic, tender, devastating, and heartbreaking, the voices in this extraordinary novel are unforgettable.

  • ISBN: 0735273960
  • ISBN: 9780735273962
  • Physical Description: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, [2018]
  • Copyright: ©2018

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