The Resource Before she sleeps : a novel, Bina Shah

Before she sleeps : a novel, Bina Shah

Label
Before she sleeps : a novel
Title
Before she sleeps
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Bina Shah
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In modern, beautiful Green City, the capital of South West Asia, gender selection, war and disease have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technology to control its people, and women must take multiple husbands to have children as quickly as possible. Yet there are women who resist, women who live in an underground collective and refuse to be part of the system. Secretly protected by the highest echelons of power, they emerge only at night, to provide to the rich and elite of Green City a type of commodity that nobody can buy: intimacy without sex. As it turns out, not even the most influential men can shield them from discovery and the dangers of ruthless punishment. This dystopian novel from one of Pakistan's most talented writers is a modern-day parable, The Handmaid's Tale about women's lives in repressive Muslim countries everywhere. It takes the patriarchal practices of female seclusion and veiling, gender selection, and control over women's bodies, amplifies and distorts them in a truly terrifying way to imagine a world of post-religious authoritarianism
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shah, Bina
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9540.9.S47
LC item number
B44 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polygamy
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Misogyny
Label
Before she sleeps : a novel, Bina Shah
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781883285760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030278558
  • 1823509
  • (OCoLC)on1030278558
  • 1823509
Label
Before she sleeps : a novel, Bina Shah
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781883285760
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1030278558
  • 1823509
  • (OCoLC)on1030278558
  • 1823509

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