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.
An insightful story of what could happen if extremist governments are allowed to erode the diversity that we recognise as our right. Told in the first person from Jean’s point of view, this story explores the systematic removal of women’s human rights and the consequences of this. The story’s premise is alarming but not unimaginable. How could such a substantial, motivated percentage of the population be stripped of the right to speak? Some may say this couldn’t happen, but history tells a different story. Anything is possible given the right set of circumstances.
The author paints a frightening future, but Jean is a mother. She will protect her daughter at all costs. There is, of course, a thinly veiled message in this story, which guarantees it publicity and controversy, but the story is complex and absorbing and worth reading purely for its readability.
The themes discussed are topical and not new, but this story is well- written and makes its presence felt.
I received a copy of this book from HQ via NetGalley in return for an honest review.