SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING FRANCES MCDORMAND, ROONEY MARA AND BEN WHISHAW
‘Don’t miss this.’ Margaret Atwood
‘An astonishment, a volcano of a novel.’ Lauren Groff
‘Brave and thoughtful.’ Observer
‘Remarkably layered and gripping.’ Wall Street Journal
‘Wickedly funny and fearlessly honest.’ New Yorker
Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote Mennonite colony, over one hundred girls and women were raped by what many thought were ghosts or demons. Their accounts were dismissed as ‘wild female imagination’.
Women Talking is an imagined response to these real events. When the women learn the truth, they meet secretly to discuss how to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. But they have just two days to decide, before the rapists are bailed out and brought home.