Sometime in the future, after devastating wars and fires, a lonely, windswept island in the north is populated solely by women. Among these women is a group of teenaged Trackers - expert equestrians and archers - whose job is to protect their shores from their enemy. The enemy, they've been told, is "men".
When these girls come upon a partially buried home from the distant past, they are fascinated by the strange objects they find there: high-heeled shoes, teen magazines, make-up. What are they to make of these mysterious things, which introduce a world they have never known? And what does it mean for their strict society, in which friendship is forbidden and rules must be obeyed - at all costs?
Reminiscent of The Giver but with a feminist twist, Nomansland is a powerful, shocking story that will challenge young listeners' perspectives and provoke much discussion over the timely and controversial issues presented.
©2010 Lesley Hauge (P)2010 Listening Library
“Nomansland challenges the ways we think about our world by examining it through the lens of brainwashed and disillusioned teenagers looking for answers. Hauge stands every cultural norm on its head....Extremely compelling. The author puts forth completely new interpretations of how our popular culture affects us and what it could mean years from now.” (School Library Journal)
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