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The Farm

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The Farm by Joanne Ramos
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May 07, 2019 | 336 Pages
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“A timely investigation of how much control we really have over our own situations, especially when it comes to women’s choice . . . With glimmers of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go and the dystopian eeriness of The Handmaid’s TaleThe Farm is equal parts entertaining and creepy.”PureWow
 
The Handmaid’s Tale vibes are strong, but the ‘holy sh*t this book is genius’ vibes are stronger.”Cosmopolitan (“The 14 Best Books Coming Out in May 2019”)
 
“A horror story set in a not-impossible future, this fast-paced read will keep you on the edge of your seat as it explores topical issues with page-turning plot twists.”MindBodyGreen (“5 Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down This May”)
 
“A must-read in an age of increasing inequality and ongoing battles for reproductive rights and immigration justice.”Literary Hub (“What to Read This Month”)

“This topical, provocative debut anatomizes class, race and the American dream.”The Guardian, “What You’ll Be Reading This Year”
 
“You know those books that immediately draw you in and suddenly you can’t think of anything else? . . . A cracking, chilling but also human page-turner.”—Joanna Goddard, A Cup of Jo
 
“A sharp takedown of the idea of American meritocracy.”Refinery29
 
The Farm is a smart, thoughtful novel about women, choices, and the immigrant experience that asks the question: How far would you go for the American dream?”PopSugar, “Buzzy Books to Read This Spring”
 
“[The Farm] hits home hard—a thrilling read about the myth of meritocracy, the way some people get ahead in life before they’re even born.”New York, “Spring Books Preview”

“Ramos has written a firecracker of a novel, at once caustic and tender, page-turning and thought-provoking. This is a fierce indictment of the vampiric nature of modern capitalism, which never loses sight of the very human stories at its center. . . . Highly recommended.”—Madeline Miller#1 New York Times bestselling author of Circe

“Perhaps the most powerful element of this debut novel by Ramos, who was born in Manila and moved to Wisconsin when she was six, is its portrait of the world of Filipinas in New York. The three-page soliloquy of instructions for nannying delivered to Jane by her more experienced cousin is a work of art in itself. . . . Excellent.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Compelling storytelling . . . Ramos’s debut is so engaging that the reader might not understand the depths she probes until the book is done. . . . Each character’s complexity will give book groups plenty to discuss.”Booklist (starred review)

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