One Evening, Eight Mennonite Women Climb Into A Hay Loft To Conduct A Secret Meeting For The Past Two Years, Each Of These Women, And Than A Hundred Other Girls In Their Colony, Has Been Repeatedly Violated In The Night By Demons Coming To Punish Them For Their Sins Now That The Women Have Learned They Were In Fact Drugged And Attacked By A Group Of Men From Their Own Community, They Are Determined To Protect Themselves And Their Daughters From Future Harm.While The Men Of The Colony Are Off In The City, Attempting To Raise Enough Money To Bail Out The Rapists And Bring Them Home, These Women All Illiterate, Without Any Knowledge Of The World Outside Their Community And Unable Even To Speak The Language Of The Country They Live In Have Very Little Time To Make A Choice Should They Stay In The Only World They Ve Ever Known Or Should They Dare To Escape Based On Real Events And Told Through The Minutes Of The Women S All Female Symposium, Toews S Masterful Novel Uses Wry, Politically Engaged Humor To Relate This Tale Of Women Claiming Their Own Power To Decide.
www.openletters.net and were profiled on the radio show This American Life in an episode about missing parents.In 2007 she made her screen debut in the Mexican film Luz silenciosa directed by Carlos Reygadas, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival.In Sept 2008, Knopf Canada published her novel The Flying Troutmans , about a 28 year old woman from Manitoba who takes her 15 year old nephew and 11 year old niece on a road trip to California after their mentally ill mother has been hospitalized.The book, Irma Voth, was released in April 2011 Her latest book, All My Puny Sorrows, was published in April 2014.For information see
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- 20 January 2018 Miriam Toews