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The Book of the Unnamed Midwife (MP3)
The Road to Nowhere #1
Written by:
Meg Elison 
Read by:
Angela Dawe 
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
9 hours 14 minutes 
MP3 size:
383 MB 
March 28 2019 
Available Date:
March 28 2019 
Age Category:
Fiction; Contemporary Science Fiction; Science Fiction 
Bolinda/Brilliance audio 
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AUD$ 39.95
AUD$ 39.95

A gripping debut, which tells the story of an unnamed woman who survives a plague that wipes out most of humankind in just weeks, leaving 10 male survivors for every woman.

In the wake of a fever that decimated the earth’s population – killing women and children and making childbirth deadly for the mother and infant – the midwife must pick her way through the bones of the world she once knew to find her place in this dangerous new one. Gone are the pillars of civilisation. All that remains is power – and the strong who possess it. A few women like her survived, though they are scarce. Even fewer are safe from the clans of men, who, driven by fear, seek to control those remaining. To preserve her freedom, she dons men’s clothing, goes by false names and avoids as many people as possible. But as the world continues to grapple with its terrible circumstances, she’ll discover a role greater than chasing a pale imitation of independence. After all, if humanity is to be reborn, someone must be its guide.

'Elison’s future where men outnumber women ten to one or more is brutal and frightening, mostly because it exposes how thin [a] veneer of personhood women have now.'
Book Riot

'As her debut novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife captures the spirit of Elison’s artistry. The human capacity to survive is something authors have explored for as long as science fiction has existed as a genre, but Elison brings to it her own definitions of sexuality, resourcefulness, and determination.'
The Daily Californian