I Who Have Never Known Men

I Who Have Never Known Men

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 02/05/2019
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I Who Have Never Known Men
Haunting and unforgettable.
This book is truly an unforgettable reading experience and I know it's one that will stay with me and play on my mind often. The story is very simple – a g... READ MORE
Kate at Sutton
I Who Have Never Known Men
Thought provoking and heart wrenching
This is an incredibly thought provoking and moving novel with a fairly simple plot. Forty women are being kept inside an underground cage for an unknown re... READ MORE
Stacey at Llandudno
I Who Have Never Known Men
A must read!
A profound and moving piece of dystopian fiction. Its somewhat bleak and minimalist plot is touching and extremely thought provoking. It will certainly sta... READ MORE
Colin Barker
I Who Have Never Known Men
A Great Haunting Read
A woman is kept in a cage underground. There are thirty nine others with her, all female. They are guarded by men who never speak. Their crimes, if there a... READ MORE
Jack Wightman
I Who Have Never Known Men
Hauntingly Powerful!
I who have never known men is an astounding piece of speculative and dystopian fiction with discussions on womanhood, love and death, all with amazing char... READ MORE
Léa at Brighton
I Who Have Never Known Men
Do yourself a favour and make this your next read!
What a phenomenal book! A short novella that I'm astounded has not reached a far wider audience - It's an exceptional piece of speculative dystopian fictio... READ MORE
Laionie Sarson
I Who Have Never Known Men
A Profound Novel
This book is about a women who is kept in a cage with 39 other women under mysterious circumstances. We never get to know why they are there or even where ... READ MORE


Discover the haunting, heartbreaking post-apocalyptic tale of female friendship and intimacy set in a deserted world.Deep underground, thirty-nine women are kept in isolation in a cage. Above ground, a world awaits. Has it been abandoned? Devastated by a virus? Watched over by guards, the women have no memory of how they got there, no notion of time, and only vague recollection of their lives before. But, as the burn of electric light merges day into night and numberless years pass, a young girl - the fortieth prisoner - sits alone and outcast in the corner. Soon she will show herself to be the key to the others' escape and survival in the strange world that awaits them above ground. The woman who will never know men. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY SOPHIE MACKINTOSH, MAN BOOKER PRIZE-LONGLISTED AUTHOR OF THE WATER CURE

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529111798
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 152g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 12 mm

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I Who Have Never Known Men
A rare and remarkable treat!
An ageing, solitary woman, with no one to tell her story to, commits her life experiences to paper, in case someone should ever read it and keep her alive ... READ MORE
Andrew Hammond
I Who Have Never Known Men
Stays with you after you have finished reading
I had never heard of this book until it was recommended to me. Sadly I will never be able to read it in the original French. It is not an action packed ... READ MORE
Kirsten Stuart
I Who Have Never Known Men
Overall, an extraordinary exploration of the patriarchy through a dystopian lens - I highly recommend it!
Lily Robinson
I Who Have Never Known Men
Brilliant Read!
Thank you to Penguin Huddle for this recommendation and sending me a copy! This is a brilliant read! Can you imagine yourself in this scenario? What wou... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
I Who Have Never Known Men
Perfectly formed - Simon Savidge recommended this on YouTube I think, and it is one of the best I’ve read in a long while.
Muddy Paws