The Female Man

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Beacon Press, 1986 - Fiction - 213 pages
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Living in an altered past that never saw the end of the Great Depression, Jeannine, a librarian, is waiting to be married. Joanna lives in a different version of reality: she's a 1970s feminist trying to succeed in a man's world. Janet is from Whileaway, a utopian earth where only women exist. And Jael is a warrior with steel teeth and catlike retractable claws, from an earth with separate-and warring-female and male societies. When these four women meet, the results are startling, outrageous, and subversive.

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User Review  - Lashawn - Goodreads

I'm still trying to decide if I liked this book. Being a meta lover, I dug Russ's writing style. It had this wonderful stream of consciousness that reminded me of Virginia Woolf, particularly during ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ademption - Goodreads

Four different women from alternate Earths discuss their lives. One is from the far distant future. One is a librarian from an alternate early 1960s where the depression never ended. One is from ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

Nebula and Hugo Award winner Joanna Russ is the author of The Adventures of Alyx, Extra(Ordinary) People, and To Write Like a Woman, among many other books.

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