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The Y Chromosome

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    Cormorant Books, 2019
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.


  • Author: Gom, Leona

    The Y Chromosome challenges the reader to meet an all-woman society of the future. The few remaining men live in hiding. When one of these men is discovered, the resulting conflict threatens both worlds.

    The futurist society was developed by necessity and is far from perfect, but it now abhors its male-dominated past, where violence escalated to an extreme. The journals of a man who lived during The Change reveal the desperate turmoil and anger of a world facing the extinction of half its members. The journals are now part of university history courses, leading to assessments of the past that are both ironic and disturbing.

    Despite its striking differences to our world today, there are uncomfortable similarities. Taut and gripping, a page-turner at its very best, the novel asks important and fundamental questions about who we are as women and men and what we will do to survive.

    Originally written and published thirty years ago to enthusiastic reviews, The Y Chromosome is even more relevant today.

    Original Publisher: Toronto, Cormorant Books
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781770865495, 1770865497