- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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- Large type / large print ed
- Thorndike Press
- 241 x 152 x 31 mm
- Antal komponenter
- 476 g
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Welcome to "The Farm," a luxury retreat where women receive big money to become surrogate mothers . . . so long as they play by the rules. For wealthy clients, Golden Oaks Farm promises an environment perfectly calibrated to maximize the...
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"A timely investigation of how much control we really have over our own situations, especially when it comes to women's choice . . . With glimmers of Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go and the dystopian eeriness of The Handmaid's Tale, The Farm is equal parts entertaining and creepy."--PureWow "The Handmaid's Tale vibes are strong, but the 'holy sh*t this book is genius' vibes are stronger."--Cosmopolitan ("The 14 Best Books Coming Out in May 2019") "A horror story set in a not-impossible future, this fast-paced read will keep you on the edge of your seat as it explores topical issues with page-turning plot twists."--MindBodyGreen ("5 Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This May") "You know those books that immediately draw you in and suddenly you can't think of anything else? . . . A cracking, chilling but also human page-turner."--Joanna Goddard, A Cup of Jo "A sharp takedown of the idea of American meritocracy."--Refinery29 "The Farm is a smart, thoughtful novel about women, choices, and the immigrant experience that asks the question: How far would you go for the American dream?"--PopSugar, "Buzzy Books to Read This Spring" "[The Farm] hits home hard--a thrilling read about the myth of meritocracy, the way some people get ahead in life before they're even born."--New York, "Spring Books Preview" "What's so striking about The Farm isn't that it imagines a frightening dystopia. This isn't a hundred years in the future, it's next week. This is reality, nudged just a touch to its logical extreme. Its very plausibility is a warning shot."--USA Today "Heady, chilling . . . [Ramos] peoples her book with figures who are appealingly engaging--or, at times, engagingly repellent."--NPR "Richly rendered and engrossing . . . [Ramos] has the acute gaze of the immigrant girl made good. Her book is a necessary one. . . . A great read."--The Guardian "A haunting read . . . Ramos has crafted a real page-turner that combines all the hottest issues of the day: inequality, race and women's battle to reclaim their bodies from commodification by big business, with the eternal questions of how much we can sacrifice before losing ourselves completely. . . . The result is an entertaining novel that is also a serious warning."--The Times (UK) "Subtle and at times thrilling, The Farm is a dystopia born of the world in which we live. It feels anything but removed from our current reality."--Paste "[The Farm] is a fast, gripping read, and it's ideally suited to a period of growing political engagement, in which readers want art to grapple with the moral dilemmas of our time."--Pacific Standard
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Joanne Ramos was born in the Philippines and moved to Wisconsin when she was six. She graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University. After working in investment banking and private-equity investing, she became a staff writer at The Economist. She currently serves on the board of The Moth and lives in New York City with her family. The Farm, her debut novel, is a national bestseller and has been chosen by over 50 media outlets in America and abroad as a "must read" in 2019. The Farm was longlisted for the Center of Fiction's 2019 First Novel Prize.