This book will blow your mind.' PRIMA `Intelligent, suspenseful, provocative, and intensely disturbing - everything a great novel should be.' LEE CHILD `A novel ripe for the era of #MeToo.' VANITY FAIR `Thought-provoking and set to dominate dinner party chats.' COSMOPOLITAN `A dazzling debut.' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING `A truly compulsive novel.' STYLIST `Thought-provoking and thrilling. I was left speechless!' WOMAN & HOME `The book of the moment!' MARIE CLAIRE Silence can be deafening. Jean McClellan spends her time in almost complete silence, limited to just one hundred words a day.
Any more, and a thousand volts of electricity will course through her veins. Now the new government is in power, everything has changed. But only if you're a woman.
Almost overnight, bank accounts are frozen, passports are taken away and seventy million women lose their jobs. Even more terrifyingly, young girls are no longer taught to read or write. For herself, her daughter, and for every woman silenced, Jean will reclaim her voice.