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A gripping story about race, money and motherhood that asks: what would you sacrifice for a new life?

'A firecracker of a novel'
Madeline Miller

'Intelligent, thought-provoking, slyly satirical'
Sunday Times

'About everything a book should be about: race and class, power and inequality - and it's dark and funny'
Joanna Cannon

'An unsettling, unputdownable read'
Elle

'Ramos has crafted a real page-turner' The Times
Ambitious businesswoman Mae Yu runs Golden Oaks - a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry.
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A gripping story about race, money and motherhood that asks: what would you sacrifice for a new life?

'A firecracker of a novel'
Madeline Miller

'Intelligent, thought-provoking, slyly satirical'
Sunday Times

'About everything a book should be about: race and class, power and inequality - and it's dark and funny'
Joanna Cannon

'An unsettling, unputdownable read'
Elle

'Ramos has crafted a real page-turner' The Times

Ambitious businesswoman Mae Yu runs Golden Oaks - a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry. There, women get the very best of everything: organic meals, fitness trainers, daily massages and big money. Provided they dedicate themselves to producing the perfect baby. For someone else.

Jane is a young immigrant in search of a better future. Stuck living in a cramped dorm with her baby daughter and her shrewd aunt Ate, she sees an unmissable chance to change her life. But at what cost?

Chosen as a book of the summer by the Guardian, Telegraph, Evening Standard and Cosmopolitan

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury UK
  • Seitenzahl: 336
  • Erscheinungstermin: 07.05.2019
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781526605276
  • Artikelnr.: 56541201
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Joanne Ramos was born in the Philippines and moved to Wisconsin when she was six. She graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University. After working in investment banking and private-equity investing, she became a staff writer at the Economist. She currently serves on the board of The Moth and lives in New York City with her family. The Farm, her debut novel, was a national bestseller, was chosen by over fifty international media outlets as a 'must read', and was longlisted for the Center of Fiction's 2019 First Novel Prize.
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A timely investigation of how much control we really have over our own situations, especially when it comes to women s choice . . . With glimmers of Kazuo Ishiguro s Never Let Me Go and the dystopian eeriness of The Handmaid s Tale, The Farm is equal parts entertaining and creepy. PureWow

The Handmaid s Tale vibes are strong, but the holy sh*t this book is genius vibes are stronger. Cosmopolitan ( The 14 Best Books Coming Out in May 2019 )

A horror story set in a not-impossible future, this fast-paced read will keep you on the edge of your seat as it explores topical issues with page-turning plot twists. MindBodyGreen ( 5 Books You Won t Be Able to Put Down This May )

You know those books that immediately draw you in and suddenly you can t think of anything else? . . . A cracking, chilling but also human page-turner. Joanna Goddard, A Cup of Jo

A sharp takedown of the idea of American meritocracy. Refinery29

The Farm is a smart, thoughtful novel about women, choices, and the immigrant experience that asks the question: How far would you go for the American dream? PopSugar, Buzzy Books to Read This Spring

[The Farm] hits home hard a thrilling read about the myth of meritocracy, the way some people get ahead in life before they re even born. New York, Spring Books Preview

What s so striking about The Farm isn t that it imagines a frightening dystopia. This isn t a hundred years in the future, it s next week. This is reality, nudged just a touch to its logical extreme. Its very plausibility is a warning shot. USA Today

Heady, chilling . . . [Ramos] peoples her book with figures who are appealingly engaging or, at times, engagingly repellent. NPR

Richly rendered and engrossing . . . [Ramos] has the acute gaze of the immigrant girl made good. Her book is a necessary one. . . . A great read. The Guardian

A haunting read . . . Ramos has crafted a real page-turner that combines all the hottest issues of the day: inequality, race and women s battle to reclaim their bodies from commodification by big business, with the eternal questions of how much we can sacrifice before losing ourselves completely. . . . The result is an entertaining novel that is also a serious warning. The Times (UK)

Subtle and at times thrilling, The Farm is a dystopia born of the world in which we live. It feels anything but removed from our current reality. Paste

[The Farm] is a fast, gripping read, and it s ideally suited to a period of growing political engagement, in which readers want art to grapple with the moral dilemmas of our time. Pacific Standard
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