The Carhullan Army

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Faber & Faber, Nov 25, 2010 - Fiction - 80 pages
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The world has changed. War rages in South America and China, and Britain - now entirely dependent on the US for food and energy - is run by an omnipresent dictatorship known simply as The Authority. Assets and weapons have been seized, and women are compulsorily fitted with contraceptive devices. This is Sister's story of her attempt to escape the repressive regime. From the confines of her Lancaster prison cell she tells of her search for The Carhullan Army, a quasi-mythical commune of 'unofficial' women rumoured to be living in a remote part of
Cumbria . . .

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I vacillated between 3 and 4 stars for this book, because although I thought it was well-crafted and thought-provoking, after considering it, I didn't really like it. I couldn't identify with the ... Read full review

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This novel can be summed up more or less accurately as a portrayal of what second wave feminism would look like if it were not a movement of theory, but a paramilitary insurgency. The plot revolves ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974 and now lives and works there. Her first novel, Haweswater, was published by Faber in 2002. Her second, The Electric Michelangelo, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2004.

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