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The natural way of things

Charlotte Wood

The natural way of things

by Charlotte Wood

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  • 28 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kidnapping,
  • Friendship,
  • Captivity,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Winner, 2016 Stella Prize.

    StatementCharlotte Wood
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR9619.3.W625 N38 2016
    The Physical Object
    Pagination230 pages
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27212843M
    ISBN 10160945362X
    ISBN 109781609453626
    OCLC/WorldCa933567906

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      The Natural Way of Things evolved into a dystopian fable, both gripping and lyrical, in which 10 young women who have been through different sexual Author: Susan Wyndham. The Natural Way of Things is a gripping, starkly imaginative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control, and of what it means to hunt and be hunted. Most of all, it is the story of two friends, their sisterly love and courage."--Author's website.

    The Natural Way of Things follows Yolanda and Verla, two young women who both have sordid paths and have each suffered from a sex-related scandal. They, and their eight fellow captives have had their heads shaved, been dressed in an unflattering uniform and bonnet, are .   Dystopian Novel Challenges Misogyny As 'The Natural Way Of Things' Fresh Air. J • Charlotte Wood's short, gripping book focuses on 10 .


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There’s the woman raped by a gang of men and left for dead on the cruise ship; the woman who accused a well-known CEO of sexual. The Natural Way of Things is at once lucid and illusory, a brilliantly plotted novel of ideas that reminds us of mankind's own vast contradictions - the capacity for savagery, selfishness, resilience, and redemption all contained by a single, vulnerable body.

This gripping, provocative, and timely book will resonate with its readers for many years. Uncomfortably bold, The Natural Way of Things is an everywoman's hero tale. * Shelf Awareness * What sets Wood's The Natural Way of Things apart, what makes it a truly urgent read is that it is not an allegory and it is not a dystopian novel: it is a reality/5(K).

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As an idea for a novel, it’s rich, and to achieve that idea the writer has been courageous. The Natural Way of Things () is a novel by Australian writer Charlotte won the Stella Prize, for writing by Australian women, in Author: Charlotte Wood.

The Natural Way of Things is a brave, brilliant book. I would defy anyone to read it and not come out a changed person.’ Malcolm Knox, author of The Wonder Lover ‘This is a stunning exploration of ambiguities – of power, of morality, of judgment. The Saturday Paper says 'The Natural Way of Things is the kind of book you inhale in a sitting.' The Sydney Review of Books says 'Charlotte Wood's fifth novel The Natural Way of Things is a virtuoso performance, plotted deftly through a minefield of potential traps, weighted with allegory yet swift and sure in its narrative advance.'.

The Natural Way of Things is hauntingly gripping. With a reminiscent hint of The Handmaid’s Tale (OK maybe more than a hint) and Orwell’sCharlotte Wood has readers hooked from the opening ’re instantly thrown into chaos and confusion and it only gets darker as the storyline progresses.

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Ten women have been dragged from their homes, off the bus, or from workplaces awake from a groggy drug-induced sleep. Their modern.