The Gate to Women's Country

The Gate to Women's Country

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by Sheri S. Tepper
     
 

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Classic fantasy from the amazing Sheri S. Tepper. Women rule in Women's Country. Women live apart from men, sheltering the remains of civilization. They have cut themselves off with walls and by ordinance from marauding males. Waging war is all men are good for. Men are allowed to fight their barbaric battles amongst themselves, garrison against garrison. For the

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Classic fantasy from the amazing Sheri S. Tepper. Women rule in Women's Country. Women live apart from men, sheltering the remains of civilization. They have cut themselves off with walls and by ordinance from marauding males. Waging war is all men are good for. Men are allowed to fight their barbaric battles amongst themselves, garrison against garrison. For the sake of his pride, each boy child ritualistically rejects his mother when he comes of age to be a warrior. But all the secrets of civilization are strictly the possession of women. Naturally, there are men who want to know what the women know! And when Stavia meets Chernon, the battle of the sexes begins all over again. Foolishly, she provides books for Chernon to read. Before long, Chernon is hatching a plan of revenge against women!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Tepper's finest novel to date is set in a post-holocaust feminist dystopia that offers only two political alternatives: a repressive polygamist sect that is slowly self-destructing through inbreeding and the matriarchal dictatorship called Women's Country. Here, in a desperate effort to prevent another world war, the women have segregated most men into closed military garrisons and have taken on themselves every other function of government, industry, agriculture, science and learning. The resulting manifold responsibilities are seen through the life of Stavia, from a dreaming 10-year-old to maturity as doctor, mother and member of the Marthatown Women's Council. As in Tepper's Awakeners series books, the rigid social systems are tempered by the voices of individual experience and, here, by an imaginative reworking of The Trojan Woman that runs through the text. A rewarding and challenging novel that is to be valued for its provoc ative ideas. 50,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo. (September)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553280647
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Pages:
315
Sales rank:
307,277
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.91(d)

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Gate to Women's Country 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Sheri tepper book i ever read, i was a freshman in high school and fell in love with it and her. I have read almost every book she has written, only because I have not been able to find all of them. This book got me hooked on SF books. The relationships she builds amoung men and woman are what defines her books for me. She makes woman strong, the most powerful asset. I recomend this book to every woman, because it shows the power we hold.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great self empowering book. I read it from cover to cover in one night. Every year I buy it for girlfriends that don't have their own copy yet!
Sorka-Spellbound More than 1 year ago
I first read this book back in the early '90's. Since then I have actually gone through 3 paperback copies (some lent/given away) and finally have a copy on my Nook. It is THAT great a story. A wonderful social commentary and well thought out plot and solution to rid the world of the violence of war. I can't recommend this book highly enough!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Outstanding imagination and intrigue. Don't miss out on this unique and captivating story of men and women co-existing seperately. This book ranks #2 in overall feminist fiction in my opinion. Califia's Daughter takes #1. If you liked The Gate to Women's County, you won't want to put down Califia's Daughter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my all time favorite book. It's for women that know men are born differently than women, and for the women that know there has to be a better way.
Red-line More than 1 year ago
The book really made me start to think about some of it basic ideas. It also is rather good to read just of entertainment. This could be a good source of items for group discussion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my very favorites
MJKalinowski More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read for young women to understand the ways that they allow themselves to be manipulated by men. Young women are vulnerable because they believe that what motivates the female mind are the same emotions for the the male mind. Women need to value them selves before anyone else will. Sheri Tepper encourages women to evaluate and make better choices.
Friday_Jones More than 1 year ago
Great book, i have read and reread many times. Provocative ideas and logic, pro feminist. Highly recommend!
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All the men disappeared? The question Tepper forces you to ask starts your wheels turning about sex and gender in our modern world until the last page of this book. One of my personal favorites.
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LillyParksONBooks More than 1 year ago
An very interesting read
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