Women Talking

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  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Women Talking
  • Miriam Toews
  • 10 June 2018
  • 1635572584

About the Author: Miriam Toews

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Women Talking One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting For the past two years, each of these women, and than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a group of men from their own community, they are determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm.While the men of the colony are off in the city, attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists and bring them home, these women all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in have very little time to make a choice Should they stay in the only world they ve ever known or should they dare to escape Based on real events and told through the minutes of the women s all female symposium, Toews s masterful novel uses wry, politically engaged humor to relate this tale of women claiming their own power to decide. Read Women Talking – hillviewbedandbreakfast.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Women Talking

  1. Lola says:

    This is, without a single doubt, the most important book I have read all year.The women have three options they can choose from, but they can choose only one1 Do nothing.2 Stay and fight.3 Leave But perhaps one is enough Perhaps that one option can open multiple other possibilities If the women arrive to a conclusion, that is.Already from the straight forward title, you know 90% of what is happening in this book Women are talking about their situations and trying to imagine a safer futu This is, without a single doubt, the most important book I have read all year.The women have three options they can choose from, but they can choose only one1 Do nothing.2 Stay and fight.3 Leave But perhaps one is enough Perhaps that one option can open multiple other possibilities If the women arrive to a conclusion, that is.Already from the straight forward title, you know 90% of what is happening in this book Women are talking about their situations and trying to imagine a safer future for themselves and their children This is a work of fiction, and yet Miriam Toews wrote this book as a reaction to real life events that have happened in a Mennonite colony in Bolivia In this colony, women were raped in the night by unwelcome visitors, believed to be demons sent by the devil himself to punish the women for their sins But the truth came out It was the men who committed these...

  2. Felicia says:

    I don t know how this book got published.A fictitious account of actual events, a dark and disturbing subject with a plethora of 4 and 5 star reviews What could go wrong Well, in the case of this book, everything.The entire book is spelled out in the description Eight Mennonite women discover that themselves, along with 100 other women and children in their community, have been drugged and raped by the community men over the course of two years These eight women gather secretly to discuss w I don t know how this book got published.A fictitious account of actual events, a dark and disturbing subject with a plethora of 4 and 5 star reviews What could go wrong Well, in the case of this book, everything.The entire book is spelled out in the description Eight Mennonite women discover that themselves, along with 100 other women and children in their community, have been drugged and raped by the community men over the course of two years These eight women gather secretly to discuss what they are going to do now that the truth has come to light They have three choices stay and do nothing, stay and fight or leave What follows is that secret conversation as told by the meeting minutes taken by August Epp Although he is a man, August is the only person they can trust that can read and write.The entire ...

  3. Jenna says:

    I don t really know how to review this book I feel like if I try I will start crying from sadness or rage I wish we didn t live in a world where we need this book but oh my god how I needed to read this book It broke my heart and made me feel like I wasn t alone in my anger In the last year with so much finally coming to light and so much finally being talked about inthan whispers about rape, sexual harassment, the silencing of women and the gap that still STILL exists between men I don t really know how to review this book I feel like if I try I will start crying from sadness or rage I wish we didn t live in a world where we n...

  4. Ariadne says:

    This book might be the perfect book club read for 2019 There is plenty to chew on and discuss within this slender volume The bulk of the story is one long conversation that takes place over the course of two days the women of an isolated Mennonite colony have been brutally sexually abused, and now they must decide whether t...

  5. Krista says:

    Earnest puts his head on her shoulder and she smooths his wild, white hair He asks if the women are devils.No, says Agata, we are your friends.He asks if the women are plotting to burn down his barn.No, Ernie, says Agata, there s no plot, we re only women talking As author Miriam Toews explains in a brief foreward, Women Talking is based on real events Between 2005 and 2009, the women and girls in a Bolivian Mennonite colony were waking up in the morning, sore and bleeding, suffering the aftEarnest puts his head on her shoulder and she smooths his wild, white hair He asks if the women are devils.No, says Agata, we are your friends.He asks if the women are plotting to burn down his barn.No, Ernie, says Agata, there s no plot, we re only women talking As author Miriam Toews explains in a brief foreward, Women Talking is based on real events Between 2005 and 2009, the women and girls in a Bolivian Mennonite colony were waking up in the morning, sore and bleeding, suffering the aftereffects of rape that they couldn t remember After the women were repeatedly accused of lying, of consorting with demons, of receiving punishment straight from G...

  6. Sarah says:

    Somewhere between 3 3.5So much promise here Toews presents a fictional retelling of the rape of over 100 Mennonite girls and women in a remote community in Bolivia yet it doesn t quite live up to what it perhaps could have been I think the choice to use a male narrator was an error, but I kind of get why it was chosen as most if not all of the women in this community are unable to read or write I will sa...

  7. Sarah says:

    Beautiful, heartbreaking, powerful, stunning This book had it all A heavy read but I enjoyed it immensely and I definitely recommend everyone read it when it comes out on August 21st.

  8. Jennifer says:

    i am a huge fan of miriam toews writing this novel was probably my most anticipated read for 2018 which means my expectations were sky high, even with my effort to keep it all in check for now, i am still mulling over my reaction and feelings about the book, but wanted to get something noted here there are some very interesting storytelling choices made i always feel there is so much to learn from toews style the writing is excellent, though i found the large cast of characters a bit a i am a huge fan of miriam toews writing this novel was probably my most anticipated read for 2018 which means my expectations were sky high, even with my effort to keep it all in check for now, i am still mulling over my reaction and feelings about the book, but wanted to get something noted here there are some very interesting storytelling choices made i always feel there is so much to learn from toews style the writing is excellent, though i found the large cast of characters a bit awkward to navigate at moments the story is timely in this MeToo era it could be triggering for some readers i think it is important that toews has written this book, and provides a front row seat to the physical and emotional harm, confusion, and lack of agency women experience and endure because of rape th...

  9. Alex says:

    3.5Toews tells a haunting story of a Mennonite community rattled after several of the men in the community are arrested for drugging and sexually assaulting the women and girls The story, ironically is told by a male narrator taking minutes for theWomen as they deliberate their next step since the women c...

  10. Bart Van Overmeire says:

    Uitgelezen Women Talking van Miriam Toews, both a reaction through fiction to these true life events, and an act of female imagination.De waargebeurde feiten waarop het boek gebaseerd is, speelden zich tussen 2005 en 2009 af in een afgelegen Mennonietenkolonie in Bolivi Jarenlang werden vele vrouwen, tieners en zelfs kleine meisjes in deze gemeenschap s ochtends versuft en verkracht wakker De nachtelijke aanvallen werden toegeschreven aan demonen als straf van God of Satan voor hun zond Uitgelezen Women Talking van Miriam Toews, both a reaction through fiction to these true life events, and an act of female imagination.De waargebeurde feiten waarop het boek gebaseerd is, speelden zich tussen 2005 en 2009 af in een afgelegen Mennonietenkolonie in Bolivi Jarenlang werden vele vrouwen, tieners en zelfs kleine meisjes in deze gemeenschap s ochtends versuft en verkracht wakker De nachtelijke aanvallen werden toegeschreven aan demonen als straf van God of Satan voor hun zonden of zelfs helemaal weggelachen als fantasie Uiteindelijk blijkt God noch Satan de schuldige maar verschillende mannen uit de gemeenschap die bijna elke nacht de vrouwen een paardenverdovingsmiddel toedienden en hun verachtelijke gang gingen In het boek zitten de schuldigen in voorhechtenis in de gevangenis in de stad de dorpsoudsten hebben zeer uitzonderlijk de politie ingeschakeld, om de mannen te beschermen tegen mogelijke wraakacties van de vrouwen De andere mannen van de kolonie zijn op weg naar de stad o...