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I Who Have Never Known Men
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0380731819, Mass Market Paperback)I Who Have Never Known Men is the first of Jacqueline Harpman's 10 novels to be translated from French. It is a chilling, surreal, speculative fiction as well as a novel of ideas. The story takes place after some unspecified great disaster--pandemic? global warming? nuclear holocaust?--and concerns a group of 40 women kept alive in an underground bunker. The women are watched over by mute, whip-toting male guards. The youngest woman in the group has no memory of life above ground and her elders conceal as much as they reveal about their predisaster lives. I Who Have Never Known Men examines the roles of context and history in making us who we are.
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A French fantasy in which women are kept in underground cages, guarded by uniformed men. It is narrated by the youngest prisoner, the only woman with no memory of what Earth was like before the cages, and she must teach herself the essentials of human emotion. The author is a psychoanalyst.
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