The Book of Etta

The Book of Etta

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Etta comes from Nowhere, a village of survivors of the great plague that wiped away the world that was. In the world that is, women are scarce and childbearing is dangerousyet desperately necessary for humankinds future. Mothers and midwives are sacred, but Etta has a different calling. As a scavenger. Loyal to the village but living on her own terms, Etta roams the desolate territory beyond: salvaging useful relics of the ruined past and braving the threat of brutal slave traders, who are seeking women and girls to sell and subjugate.
Publisher: Seattle : 47North, [2017]
ISBN: 9781503941823 pbk
1503941825 pbk
Branch Call Number: S ELISON
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 21 cm


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Mar 28, 2019

I'm impressed with this 'high school dropout', great imagination. This kept me fairly glued to the read to the end and often in total agreement with the possibilities of future societies. It will take eons before our world is shared in equal measure. Good on those females taking hold of power. I did find it interesting that along the travel Etta/Eddy come across replicas of societies of this world, however tweaked or maligned, altered, twisted. The story line about the society towards the end (no spoiler here) got a bit far off for me, but sure rings true in a twisted way of a fairly new faith system in practice today. The ending leaves me hanging, eger for the next book. Don't take it so seriously, so literally, just go for the ride.


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