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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Wonderful, especially the ending. - Goodreads
It's all polemic and very minimal plot. - Goodreads
But aside from the writing style, I grew bored with th - Goodreads
Being a meta lover, I dug Russ's writing style. - Goodreads
Science fiction meets feminist fantasy writing. - Goodreads
As you might expect, this is not a plot book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kathy Estime - Goodreads

I tried to read this book, but I really didn't understand it. I only got as far as 50 pages, and then I gave it back to my library. It wasn't captivating enough. I don't think it was one of those ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

There are already a number of excellent reviews discussing this book available and I'm not going add anything novel to the discussion. Definitely a challenging book and one which will offend some by ... Read full review

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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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