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Escape

Escape In a country where women have been exterminated one little girl remains alive Her name is Meiji Her uncles Eldest Middle and Youngest have raised her against all odds As her body buds into puberty

  • Title: Escape
  • Author: Manjula Padmanabhan
  • ISBN: 9780330464796
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a country where women have been exterminated, one little girl remains alive Her name is Meiji Her uncles, Eldest, Middle and Youngest, have raised her against all odds As her body buds into puberty, her aging guardians realize they cannot protect her from the vicious Generals who now dominate their world, assisted by artificially created shaves called Drones and maraIn a country where women have been exterminated, one little girl remains alive Her name is Meiji Her uncles, Eldest, Middle and Youngest, have raised her against all odds As her body buds into puberty, her aging guardians realize they cannot protect her from the vicious Generals who now dominate their world, assisted by artificially created shaves called Drones and marauding bands of witless Boy Soldiers who rove a brutalized landscape through which Youngest and Meiji must travel to escape Youngest will have to dig deep into his resources to ensure their survival But he has a greater challenge along the way explaining to Meiji what it means to be female in an all male world and why she must learn to control the powerful forces that are being unleashed within herself as she matures A gripping adventure and oddly poignant romance, Escape is a rigorously imagined, philosophically powerful book that takes a raw fact of our present world the declining sex ratio and turns it into a vision of the future At its core, though, it is an examination of love, of growing pains, of sexuality From the writer of the Onassis Award winning play Harvest, a novel that is disturbing, rich and humane.

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    1. In a country where women have been exterminated, one little girl remains alive. Her name is Meiji. Her uncles, Eldest, Middle and Youngest, have raised her against all odds. As her body buds into puberty, her aging guardians realize they cannot protect her from the vicious Generals who now nominate their world, assisted by artificially created slaves called Drones and marauding bands of witless Boy Soldiers who rove a brutalized landscape through which Youngest and Meiji must travel to escape. Y [...]

    2. It's possible I'm supposed to hate Youngest as much as I do, but it doesn't stop me from hating have to read about him instead of about characters (Meiji, the drones) who seemed more likely to be interesting. I'm not sure whether Padmanabhan thinks men are innately aggressive/evil or whether it's a result of all the men in the book having been raised in a misogynistic state, but the gender implications struck me as simplistic and unhelpful. Probably I am missing some nuance about India, but I ca [...]

    3. I have to disagree with most of the reviewers here. There is nothing specifically awful about this book. In fact, the premise, the scenario the author constructs, is for most of the book highly believable and well thought-out. Where she falters is in not knowing what she wants from her book. At times she seems to be going for an Atwood-esque dystopian novel exploring where some of the misogynistic ideas of today may take us when coupled with cloning technologies and warlords. The scenes and rela [...]

    4. 3.75 stars What a weird, uncomfortable, fascinating book! I'll write more when the book has settled in my feelings.

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