The Female Man

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Beacon Press, 2000 - 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  - ScoLgo - LibraryThing

(Nebula Award Nominee: 1975) Just too disjointed for me to connect with the characters. Ms. Russ is clearly very intelligent, and she writes some very funny dialogue and situations. However, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Feminism is still relevant. This particular brand of it, thankfully not so much. Just - odd. I did not find it enlightening enough to fight past 20% with the almost simultaneous points-of-view. I don ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

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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