Sarah Hall's DAUGHTERS OF THE NORTH (published as THE CARHULLAN ARMY in the UK) has won the James Tiptree Jr. Award!
In her stunning new novel, Hall imagines a dystopia set in the not-too-distant future. England is in a state of environmental crisis and economic collapse. There has been a census, and all citizens have been herded into urban centers. Reproduction has become a lottery, with contraceptive coils fitted to every female of childbearing age.
A girl who will become known only as "Sister" escapes the confines of her repressive marriage to find an isolated group of women living as "un-officials" in Carhullan, a remote northern farm, where she must find out whether she has it in herself to become a rebel fighter.
We'll have more info on DAUGHTERS OF THE NORTH next week. In the meantime, click here to read sample chapters.