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Women talking : a novel

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Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, [2018]  |  

The novel is based on real events that happened between 2005 and 2009 in a remote Mennonite community where more than 100 girls and women were drugged unconscious and raped in the night by what they were told were "ghosts" or "demons." Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. It takes place over 48 hours, as eight women hide in a hayloft while the men are in a nearby town posting bail for the perpetrators. They have come together to debate, on behalf of all the women and children in the community, whether to stay or leave before the men return. Taking minutes is the one man invited by the women to witness the conversation--a former outcast whose own surprising story is revealed as the women talk. By turns poignant, furious, witty, acerbic, tender, devastating, and heartbreaking, the voices in this extraordinary novel are unforgettable.

Branch Call Number Location Status Due Date
Fleming FIC Toews Adult Fiction In transit -
Centennial FIC TOEWS 2018 New Books Checked out 05/14/2019
Crystal Ridge FIC TOEWS 2018 Adult Fiction Section Reshelving -
Crystal Ridge FIC TOEWS 2018 Adult Fiction Section Available -
Fonthill FIC Toews Adult NEW fiction In transit -
Fonthill FIC Toews Express book Reshelving -
Maple Acre FIC Toews Express book Checked out 05/07/2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake FIC TOEWS New Fiction Checked out 05/16/2019
Thorold FIC TOEWS Adult Fiction Checked out 05/09/2019

Available copies

  • 3 copies at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative.
  • 0 copies at Lincoln Public Libraries.

6 current holds with 9 total copies.


Related Subjects

Mennonite women > Abuse of
Sex crimes

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