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The Cherry Robbers

The Cherry Robbers

Author: Sarai Walker Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2022

Exploring male power, female subjugation, sisterhood, and the romanticisation and demonisation of female mental illness, Sarai Walker’s The Cherry Robbers is an incredible novel. It’s a gothic ghost story, of sorts, in which six sisters are trapped by a curse that means their only way of escaping a miserable life - marriage - condemns them to die. In 2017, the wealthy, reclusive American artist Sylvia Wren has lived with a new identity for several decades. She was born into the Chapel munitions dynasty as Iris Chapel in 1937. “Our house was paid for by death… That’s how our family made money, after all: war, murder, suicide, animal slaughter. As macabre as it was, the Chapel rifle was nevertheless a treasured American icon”. As Sylvia/Iris relates in her diary, not only was their Victorian “Wedding Cake” house paid for by death, but the Chapel sisters were cursed to suffer a succession of tragic losses. Living with a distant father and a mentally ill mother who’s haunted by the fact that her mother died in childbirth, the only clear way for the sisters to escape is to marry. But for the Chapel sisters, as predicted by their mother, marriage is a death sentence; the nail in the coffin of their already restricted, subjugated female existence. In the words of one of the sisters, “The embrace of a man doesn’t wake us up, it sends us to sleep, an eternal slumber from which we will never wake”. Though Iris and her sisters and mother are centre stage through this rich, incendiary novel, it’s the lesser-seen men who pull the strings. As Iris comments, she knew from a young age that “it was often women who suffered the consequences of men’s actions”. With all but one of her sisters dead, Iris makes it her mission to protect them both. Suffused in poetry and art, and tingling with atmosphere, coming-of-age fever, and potent feminism, this remarkable novel poses a crucial question that sees Iris take action to break the curse: “What’s a life without love?”

Star Books

Other books by Sarai Walker

Bienvenidos a Dietland

Bienvenidos a Dietland

Author: Sarai Walker Format: Ebook Release Date: 06/08/2018

Novela en la que se basa la serie de television Dietland emitida por AMCPlum hace todo lo posible para pasar desapercibida porque cuando ests gorda todo el mundo te juzga.Y para evitar el juicio de los dems, decide trabajar desde su casa respondiendo el correo de la directora en una revista de moda para adolescentes. Mientras, suea con ahorrar para reducirse el estmago y as convertirse en una mujer atractiva y deseada.Pero un da conoce a una misteriosa chica que la introduce en el crculo de Calliope House, una comunidad de activistas que luchan por cambiar las reglas que la sociedad impone a las mujeres, e inicia un descenso por una madriguera de conejo de pesadilla que la lleva a ser consciente de los costes reales de ser aceptada socialmente.Adems, Plum se ver envuelta en el siniestro plan de una guerrilla de mujeres que deciden tomarse la justicia por su mano, aterrorizando e imponiendo duras penas a los hombres que las desprecian y maltratan."e;Es muy raro encontrar una novela que se parezca tanto a la maligna "e;chick-lit"e;, y que en ocasiones se lea de la misma manera, pero que celebre abiertamente censurar la cultura de la violacin. Si usar la stira puede llamar la atencin, es solo porque en la vida real, cuando hablas de los abusos a mujeres, hay tal cantidad de basura con la que lidiar que difcilmente se puede recurrir a la stira"e;. -Lydia Kiesling, The Guardian"e;Hilarante, surrealista y tremendamente original. El ambicioso debut de Walker evita las trampas moralistas para lograr algo mucho ms escaso de ver: una genuina novela subversiva que a la vez es muy divertida. Con un poco de El club de la lucha y otro poco de manifiesto feminista, esta novela es una curiosidad que retuerce las etiquetas de gnero. Un debut que apunta alto y consigue llegar a la diana"e;. -Kirkus"e;Sarai Walker ha escrito un llamamiento a las armas. Bienvenidos a Dietland es una narracin tortuosa, subversiva y muy entretenida. Es un "e;Manifiesto de la Escoria Humana"e; aadido a un beat de msica pop, y Plum Kettle es la perfecta herona feminista para los tiempos modernos"e;. -Alice Sebold, autora de "e;Desde mi cielo"e;

Dietland

Dietland

Author: Sarai Walker Format: Ebook Release Date: 27/05/2015

Dietland TV series now showing on Amazon PrimeThe diet revolution is here. And it's armed. Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you're fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girls' magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. Only then can her true life as a thin person finally begin. Then, when a mysterious woman starts following her, Plum finds herself falling down a rabbit hole and into an underground community of women who live life on their own terms. There Plum agrees to a series of challenges that force her to deal with her past, her doubts, and the real costs of becoming "e;beautiful."e; At the same time, a dangerous guerrilla group called "e;Jennifer"e; begins to terrorize a world that mistreats women, and as Plum grapples with her personal struggles, she becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive. Dietland is a bold, original, and funny debut novel that takes on the beauty industry, gender inequality, and our weight loss obsession-from the inside out, and with fists flying.

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