The Farm

Author:   Joanne Ramos
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9781526605245


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   07 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Life is a lucrative business, as long as you play by the rules... Ambitious businesswoman Mae Yu runs Golden Oaks - a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry. There, women get the very best of everything: organic meals, fitness trainers, daily massages and big money. Provided they dedicate themselves to producing the perfect baby. For someone else. Jane is a young immigrant in search of a better future. Stuck living in a cramped dorm with her baby daughter and her shrewd aunt Ate, she sees an unmissable chance to change her life. But at what cost? Welcome to The Farm. `The Handmaid's Tale of 2019' - Marie Claire `Set to be one of the biggest books for 2019' - Stylist `The debut to order now' - Sunday Times `A firecracker of a novel' - Madeline Miller

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Author:   Joanne Ramos
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Weight:   0.514kg
ISBN:  

9781526605245


ISBN 10:   1526605244
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   07 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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This topical, provocative debut anatomises class, race and the American dream * Guardian * It's so now ... Ramos has crafted a real page-turner that combines all the hottest issues of the day: inequality, race, and women's battle to reclaim their bodies from commodification by big business, with the eternal questions of how much we can sacrifice before losing ourselves completely -- Melissa Katsoulis * The Times * Her book is a necessary one - we need a mass-market novel that shows the impact of colonisation ... A great read -- Dina Nayeri * Guardian * Utterly brilliant. I couldn't put it down! -- Christie Watson, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Language of Kindness Crammed with acutely observed scenes that place reproduction within an intricate web of class, gender and race * Observer * A narrative resembling a cross between Rosemary's Baby and Dave Eggers's tech thriller The Circle ... Addictive, thought-provoking entertainment * Daily Mail * Chillingly plausible -- Sophie Mackintosh, author of the Booker-longlisted The Water Cure Couldn't be more relevant or timely * O Magazine * Everything has a price in this promising and compelling dystopian debut * Red, This Month's Best Books * Billed as the new Handmaid's Tale, Joanne Ramos's debut follows a luxury yet terrifying retreat for surrogate mothers * Grazia * Ramos is good at making the dystopian feel contemporary, or perhaps that should be the other way round ... Ramos's debut smuggles a sharp attack on America's entrenched inequality into a Handmaid's Tale-style chiller about surrogacy * Metro * An excoriation of capitalist exploitation, for dystopian darkness and sinister consequences ... Timely, resonant, morally complex * Literary Review * Brilliantly cutting -- Reni Eddo-Lodge, author of Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race A knock-out debut novel -- Paula Daly, author of 'Open Your Eyes' Wow ... Truly unforgettable -- Gary Shteyngart One of the most hotly anticipated debuts this year - and for good reason * Cosmopolitan * Smart and thought-provoking * Stylist * An unsettling, unputdownable read * Elle * The first debut of 2019 to grab the top spot for me ... Don't miss this one * Bookseller, Book of the Month * The Farm terrifies with a simple question: How much of ourselves are we willing to sell? With characters so real they leap off the page, Ramos yanks the reader into a world of Haves and Have-Nots, and her question lingers long after we turn the final page -- Christina Dalcher, author of Vox Amazing. It's hard to explain what The Farm is about, because it's about everything a book SHOULD be about. Race and class and power and inequality, and it's dark & funny ALL AT THE SAME TIME -- Joanna Cannon, Sunday Times bestselling author of Three Things About Elsie and The Trouble with Goats and Sheep 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, author of Circe The debut to order now ... Think Never Let Me Go meets The Handmaid's Tale * Sunday Times * A highly original and provocative story about the impossible choices in so many women's lives. These characters will stay with me for a long time -- Karen Thompson Walker, author of 'The Age of Miracles' Consider this The Handmaid's Tale of 2019 ... In the vein of The Circle, but somehow more penetrating and realistic * Marie Claire * Ramos creates a believable dystopian future where poor women try to make money and change their societal standing by offering up their bodies to house and deliver healthy babies for the rich. The novel alternates perspectives between four women and provides notes on fundamental inequalities -- The best books to look forward to in 2019 * Evening Standard * Excellent, both as a reproductive dystopian narrative and as a social novel about women and class -- Starred Review * Kirkus * A delicately paced and finely wrought tale ... A biting critique of the world's inequalities ... Moving, ethically complex and gripping, The Farm is a great novel * Herald * Compelling ... Will really make you think * GOOD HOUSEKEEPING * It reads like a thriller but it is hard-hitting about race, money and inequality * Best * We loved this book * Take a Break *


Wow, Joanne Ramos has written the page-turner about immigrants chasing what's left of the American dream. Truly unforgettable * Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story and Lake Success * A chillingly plausible imagination of the future of pregnancy in a world of ever-greater inequality ... Sharply prescient, and terrifying too * Sophie Mackintosh, author of the Booker-longlisted The Water Cure * The Farm terrifies with a simple question: How much of ourselves are we willing to sell? With characters so real they leap off the page, Ramos yanks the reader into a world of Haves and Have-Nots, and her question lingers long after we turn the final page * Christina Dalcher, author of Vox * A highly original and provocative story about the impossible choices in so many women's lives. These characters will stay with me for a long time * Karen Thompson Walker, author of 'The Age of Miracles' * Compelling, thought-provoking and beautifully-written, The Farm is a knock-out debut novel. I'm still thinking and worrying about the characters a week after finishing * Paula Daly, author of 'Open Your Eyes' *


Wow, Joanne Ramos has written the page-turner about immigrants chasing what's left of the American dream. Truly unforgettable * Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story and Lake Success * A chillingly plausible imagination of the future of pregnancy in a world of ever-greater inequality ... Sharply prescient, and terrifying too * Sophie Mackintosh, author of the Booker-longlisted The Water Cure * The Farm terrifies with a simple question: How much of ourselves are we willing to sell? With characters so real they leap off the page, Ramos yanks the reader into a world of Haves and Have-Nots, and her question lingers long after we turn the final page * Christina Dalcher, author of Vox * A highly original and provocative story about the impossible choices in so many women's lives. These characters will stay with me for a long time * Karen Thompson Walker, author of THE AGE OF MIRACLES *


Author Information

Joanne Ramos was born in the Philippines and moved to Wisconsin when she was six. She graduated with a BA from Princeton University. After working in investment banking and private-equity investing for several years, she wrote for the Economist as a staff writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.

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