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Native Tongue

Audiobook
Fiction: Sci-Fi
Unabridged   13 hour(s)
Publication date: 07/16/2019

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Native Tongue

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684572984
Digital Download ISBN:9781684572991

Summary

Originally published in 1984, this classic dystopian trilogy is a testament to the power of language and women's collective action.

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Product Description

Originally published in 1984, this classic dystopian trilogy is a testament to the power of language and women's collective action.

In 2205, the Nineteenth Amendment has long been repealed and women are only valued for their utility. The Earth's economy depends on an insular group of linguists who "breed" women to be perfect interstellar translators until they are sent to the Barren House to await death. But instead, these women are slowly creating a language of their own to make resistance possible. Ignorant to this brewing revolution, Nazareth, a brilliant linguist, and Michaela, a servant, both seek emancipation in their own ways. But their personal rebellions risk exposing the secret language, and threaten the possibility of freedom for all.

Author Bio

Suzette Haden Elgin (1936–2015) was an American science fiction author. The founder of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, she was considered an important figure in the field of science fiction constructed languages. Elgin was also a linguist and the author of the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense series.