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The natural way of things

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"A Handmaid's Tale for the 21st century" (Prism Magazine), Wood's dystopian tale about a group of young women held prisoner in the Australian desert is a prescient feminist fable for our times. As the Guardian writes, "contemporary feminism may have found its masterpiece of horror." Drugged, dressed in old-fashioned rags, and fiending for a cigarette, Yolanda wakes up in a barren room. Verla, a young woman who seems vaguely familiar, sits nearby. Down a hallway echoing loudly with the voices of mysterious men, in a stark compound deep in the Australian outback, other captive women are just coming to. Starved, sedated, the girls can't be sure of anything—except the painful episodes in their pasts that link them. Drawing strength from the animal instincts they're forced to rely on, the women go from hunted to hunters, along the way becoming unforgettable and boldly original literary heroines that readers will both relate to and root for. The Natural Way of Things is a lucid and illusory fable and a brilliantly plotted novel of ideas that reminds us of mankind's own vast contradictions—the capacity for savagery, selfishness, resilience, and redemption all contained by a single, vulnerable body. Winner2016 Stella Prize2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award in FictionAn Australian Indie Best Fiction Book & Overall Book of the Year WinnerFinalist2017 International Dublin Literary Award2016 Voss Literary Prize2016 Victorian Premier's Award2016 The Miles Franklin Award
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2016 Prime Minister's Literary Award in Fiction
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2016 Victorian Premier's Award
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subject_facetAustralia -- Fiction
Australian fiction -- 21st century
Captivity -- Fiction
Electronic books
False imprisonment -- Fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Kidnapping -- Australia -- Fiction
Kidnapping -- Fiction
Suspense fiction
title_displayThe natural way of things
title_fullThe Natural Way of Things
The natural way of things / Charlotte Wood
The natural way of things [electronic resource] / Charlotte Wood
title_shortThe natural way of things
topic_facetAustralian fiction
Captivity
Electronic books
False imprisonment
Fantasy
Female friendship
Fiction
Friendship
Kidnapping
Literature
Suspense fiction