Vox by Christina Dalcher

Set in a United States in which half the population has been silenced, Vox is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.

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On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowed more than one hundred words per day, Dr. Jean McClellan is in denial. This can’t happen here. Not in America. Not to her.

Soon women are not permitted to hold jobs. Girls are not taught to read or write. Females no longer have a voice. Before, the average person spoke sixteen thousand words each day, but now women have only one hundred to make themselves heard.

For herself, her daughter, and every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.

This is just the beginning…not the end.

Elle describes Vox as a petrifying reimagining of The Handmaid’s Tale

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Dimensions197 × 128 × 25 mm



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Fittingly, this book about women being silenced has got everybody talking and calling it The Handmaid’s Tale for 2018


In Christina Dalcher’s Vox, women are only allowed to speak 100 words a day. Sounds pretty sci-fi, but the real-life parallels will make you shiver


The females in Dalcher’s electrifying debut are permitted to speak just 100 words a day—and that’s especially difficult for the novel’s protagonist, Jean, a neurolinguist. A futurist thriller that feels uncomfortably plausible

O, The Oprah Magazine

Author Christina DalcherChristina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University, specializing in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects. She and her husband split their time between the American South and Naples, Italy. Vox is her debut novel.





1 review for Vox by Christina Dalcher

  1. Dee Garcia

    Absolutely gripping from the first page. Utterly horrifying yet at the same time weirdly addictive; I couldn’t put it down and read it in a couple of sittings. It is the first time I have read a dystopian novel and I was completely captivated by the shocking prospect of being reduced to 100 words a day and the impact this would have on a personal and global level. I think it is likely to be a marmite book; either you will love it or hate it, but I would definitely suggest you try it. It is likened to ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’ so that is next on my list as I discover this new genre.

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