Gather the Daughters Hardcover – 25 Jul 2017
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An intriguing, gorgeously realised and written novel which inexorably draws you into its dark heart (Kate Hamer)
A skilful novel full of suspense (Guardian)
An exceptional debut (Sunday Telegraph)
It's a richly envisioned world, the strange isolation of which Melamed is excellent at teasing out slowly (Independent)
A chilling, vividly realised feminist novel that propels the reader into the dark heart of a cruelly repressive and sinister society (Daily Mail)
Obsessed with The Handmaid's Tale? This brilliant book is the one for you (Stylist)
An assured, lyrical and vivid debut (Irish Independent)
Gather the Daughters is an always-compelling and sometimes-shocking read as the horrific secrets of the island are slowly revealed. I read it in one sleep-deprived sitting (Red Magazine)
Gather The Daughters is extraordinary, powerful, and harrowing-and yet hopeful in its portrait of the human spirit and the endurance of love. This is a visceral book on all levels and it is haunting me still (Julie Cohen)
A terrifying work of speculative fiction ... Melamed is a masterful writer, and she establishes a hauntingly vivid atmosphere....This is a haunting work in the spirit of The Handmaid's Tale-but Melamed more than holds her own. Fearsome, vivid, and raw (Kirkus Reviews)
Melamed's haunting and powerful debut blazes a fresh path in the tradition of classic dystopian works...a searing portrayal of a utopian society gone wrong...Melamed's prose is taut and precise. Her nuanced characters and honest examination of the crueler sides of human nature establish her as a formidable author in the vein of Shirley Jackson and Margaret Atwood (Publishers Weekly)
At times harrowing in its depiction of cruelty, at other times joy-filled and buoyed by the spirit of liberated girlhood, this is an exhilarating, feminist cry-out, which I hope finds a wide readership (The Big Issue)
[A] dark, compelling debut... At a time when it feels as if women's rights around the world are being slowly eroded this absorbing novel is both gripping and to-the-bone chilling. Melamed is definitely a talent to watch. (Daily Express)
For fans of THE HANDMAID'S TALE, THE GIRLS and THE POWER, this dark, unsettling and compelling story of an isolated island cult will get under your skin.See all Product description
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