Petra Hůlová

The Movement

Trans. Alex Zucker
The Movement
The Movement
World Editions, 2021, 320 pp
Language: English
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9781642861006

In this utopia, the feminist Movement has been successful and women rule the world. Men are trained at reeducation facilities to accept the new normal in this futuristic satire challenging our sexual norms.

The Movement’s founding ideology emphasizes that women should be valued for their inner qualities, and not for their physical attributes. Men have been forbidden to be attracted to women on the basis of their bodies. While some continue unreformed, many submit―or are sent by wives and daughters―to the Institute for internment and reeducation. Our narrator, an unapologetic guard at one of these reeducation facilities, describes how the Movement started, her own personal journey, and what happens when a program fails. She is convinced the Movement is nearing its final victory―a time when everybody will fall in line with its ideals. Outspoken, ambiguous, and terrifying, this socio-critical satire of our sexual norms sets the reader firmly outside of their comfort zone.

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Language: English
Title: The Movement
Publisher: World Editions
Year: 2021
Pages: 320
Genre: Literary fiction