Set in an America where 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 100 words daily, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial--this can't happen here. Not in America. Not to her.
This is just the beginning.
Soon women can no longer hold jobs. Girls are no longer taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words a day, but now women only have one hundred to make themselves heard.
But this is not the end.
For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.
Only a year ago, Dr. Jean McClellan was working on groundbreaking research as a cognitive linguist and today she can only speak 100 words a day. She wonders how everything could have deteriorated so quickly in a country that once held tight to its freedom. But as a woman living in the shadow of the Pure Movement, she can no longer voice any objection.
She finds herself yearning for another world. A world where her children were free to explore and a world where she didn’t resent her husband for being a part of an administration so out of control.
And she may just get her chance.
Think about what you need to do to stay free.
Now the government that took away her job is asking her to once again return to her labs and provide them with the lifesaving serum that has been her life’s work.
It could be her one opportunity to change everything. And regardless of what it might cost, she’s going to risk it all for her children, for true freedom and the chance to love again.
Maybe this is how it happened in Germany with the Nazis, in Bosnia with the Serbs, in Rwanda with the Hutus. I’ve often wondered about that, about how kids can turn into monsters, how they learn that killing is right and oppression is just, how in one single generation the world can change on its axis into a place that’s unrecognizable.
VOX is a frightening look at what could happen if society becomes apathetic to injustice. Christina Dalcher parallels the current political climate in America with equal amounts of boldness and trepidation. Addressing everything from sexism, fundamentalism and censorship – she crafts an unforgettable ride that feels so true that you’ll literally catch your breath.
It will inspire you to act and to never take your own voice for granted again…
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