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In the Land of Two-Legged Women (Paperback) (Huey Helene Alcaro)

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At the onset of puberty girls' right legs are sawed off in Ramprend's Beautification Ritual. In this dystopian novel, female stumps are desirable to men. Solanj'l -- 'l denoting one-leg -- hates her inability to move freely and makes a wooden leg to enable her to walk, or step-drag, rather than be rolled in a chair or swing along on props. It's an extraordinary thing to do because no artificial limbs exist in Ramprend. Her husband sees commercial possibilities in his wife's invention and begins producing Glom's Glamor Legs. The ability to move more or less on two legs, no matter how uncomfortably, opens new ways of thinking for the women. Solanj'l and Deba'l, wife of Hunak, Minister Second Only to the First, therefore start Gatherings of women, ostensibly to discuss Pleasure Ways with the wooden legs for the purpose of increasing husband happiness. Nevertheless, husbands are not always paramount in their thoughts. When items start disappearing in Ramprend and it is learned that women who live in the mountains outside the city have two legs and operate independently, Solanj'l and some of her friends are determined to put an end to the "Beautification," no matter the cost.
Number of Pages: 259
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Inanna Poetry & Fiction
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Brunswick Books
Author: Huey Helene Alcaro
Language: English
Street Date: May 25, 2016
TCIN: 50312841
UPC: 9781771332415
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-5552

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