Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The XY, a.k.a. "Who Runs the World" - a dystopian (or utopian?) world rebuilt by women - a YA novel that explores gender and its roles

The Xy, published in England as "Who Runs the World" by Virginia Bergin

"Welcome to the matriarchy

Sixty years after a virus has wiped out almost all the men on the planet, things are pretty much just as you would imagine a world run by women might be: war has ended; greed is not tolerated; the ecological needs of the planet are always put first. In two generations, the female population has grieved, pulled together and moved on, and life really is pretty good – if you’re a girl. It’s not so great if you’re a boy, but fourteen-year-old River wouldn’t know that. Until she met Mason, she thought they were basically extinct."

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