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The Movement

The Movement

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In this utopia, the feminist Movement has been successful and women rule the world. Men are trained at reeducation facilities to accept the new normal in this futuristic satire challenging our sexual norms.

The Movement's founding ideology emphasizes that women should be valued for their inner qualities, and not for their physical attributes. Men have been forbidden to be attracted to women on the basis of their bodies. While some continue unreformed, many submit--or are sent by wives and daughters--to the Institute for internment and reeducation. Our narrator, an unapologetic guard at one of these reeducation facilities, describes how the Movement started, her own personal journey, and what happens when a program fails. She is convinced the Movement is nearing its final victory--a time when everybody will fall in line with its ideals. Outspoken, ambiguous, and terrifying, this socio-critical satire of our sexual norms sets the reader firmly outside of their comfort zone.

Author: Petra Hůlová
Publisher: World Editions
Published: 10/12/2021
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.00w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781642861006

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 08/09/2021
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2021

About the Author
Petra Hůlová's provocative novels, plays, and screenplays have won numerous awards, including the ALTA National Translation Award for Alex Zucker's translation of her debut novel, All This Belongs to Me, and she is a regular commentator on current events for the Czech press. She studied language, culture, and anthropology at universities in Prague, Ulan Bator, and New York, and was a Fulbright scholar in the USA. Her eight novels and three plays have been translated into thirteen languages. She used to define her writing as "3G" always working with topics of gender, generations, and geography. Her novels are often narrated in first person and range from intimate confessions to buoyant epic sagas. The Movement is her latest novel.

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