Paperback Release: July 16, 2019
About The Book:
Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.
On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.
Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard.
For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.
This is just the beginning…not the end.
About The Author:
Christina Dalcher is a linguist, novelist, and flash fiction writer living in the American South. She has over 100 publishing credits in the UK, US, and Australia. Recognitions include first prize in the Bath Flash Fiction Award (February 2019), second prize in the 2016 Bartleby Snopes Dialogue-Only Contest, and nominations for The Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best Small Fictions.
Christina lives with her husband and the ghosts of several dogs and cats. She tweets under the handle @CVDalcher. To read more about her, or see samples of her work, please visit www.christinadalcher.com .
“The females in Dalcher’s electrifying debut are permitted to speak just 100 words a day—and that’s especially difficult for the novel’s protagonist, Jean, a neurolinguist. A futurist thriller that feels uncomfortably plausible.”—O, The Oprah Magazin
“In Christina Dalcher’s Vox, women are only allowed to speak 100 words a day. Sounds pretty sci-fi, but the real-life parallels will make you shiver.”—Cosmopolitan
“Vox is a real page-turner that will appeal to people with big imaginations.”—Refinery29
“Fittingly, this book about women being silenced has got everybody talking and calling it The Handmaid’s Tale for 2018.”—Bustle
“VOX is intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing—everything a great novel should be.”—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Chilling and gripping—a real page-turner.”—Karen Cleveland, New York Times bestselling author of Need to Know
“A bold, brilliant, and unforgettable debut.”—Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie
“ A provocative debut…Dalcher’s novel carries an undeniably powerful message.”—Publishers Weekly