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Welcome to a perfect world where women are in power and men are second-class citizens.
'Will put fear in your heart'Sunday Times'For fans of The Handmaid's Tale, this is a must'Independent''Does the world seem right, to you?'Years ago, Dana Mayer had a vision of a better world: one where women are in charge. Now her manifesto, The Quickening, has established the rules for a new order, designed to elevate and protect women. A genteel and peaceful society that prioritises nature, good manners and aesthetics. Of course, in order for women to maintain control, the freedoms of men have been necessarily limited. Arthur Alden loves Dana Mayer but hates the world she has created. But can he find a way to resist, without losing everything? And with Dana intent on making men pay reparations for their past crimes, can Arthur be allowed to live without punishment?***'I LOVED this story . . . A necessary read' 'I have no hesitation in recommending . . .A thought provoking and, at times, disturbing read' 'An absolutely phenomenal read . . . I found myself racing through the pages to see what would happen next'
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