The Book of Joan

by Lidia Yuknavitch | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 9781786892409 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingcatsalivewing of Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on 1/5/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingcatsalivewing from Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Tuesday, January 05, 2021
In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin.

Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule--galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her and communes with the earth. When de Men and his armies turn Joan into a martyr, the consequences are astonishing. And no one--not the rebels, Jean de Men, or even Joan herself--can foresee the way her story and unique gift will forge the destiny of an entire world for generations.

A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places--even at the extreme end of post-human experience--Lidia Yuknavitch's The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival.

Journal Entry 2 by wingcatsalivewing at Australia, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, January 07, 2021

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Journal Entry 3 by xtrdnry at Parkdale, Victoria Australia on Monday, January 11, 2021
This actually sounds like an intriguing book. I will add it to my TBR pile and see how it goes.

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