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  - Eva Carroll - Goodreads

The writing style takes getting used to, but once you do, you will be rewarded. The radical feminist message dates the book but is still relevant today. I found so much that echoes my own life. Really interesting and refreshing. Read full review

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User Review  - Tamisha - Goodreads

After reading this, I've decided to become Humphrey Bogart. 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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