Egalia's Daughters

A Satire of the Sexes


By Gerd Brantenberg

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Reminiscent of Orwell and Huxley’s dystopian novels, this classic of women’s literature is an intelligent and well-written contribution to the sex-role debate.

Welcome to the land of Egalia, where gender roles are topsy-turvy as “wim” wield the power and “menwim” light the home fires. This re-telling of the prototypical coming-of-age novel will have readers laughing out loud and wondering who should prevail: poor Petronius, who wants more than anything to cruise the oceans as a seawom; or his powerful and protective mother Director Bram, who rules her family with an authoritarian righteousness. But for better or for worse, as the masculist party begins to organize and protest, the landscape of Egalia threatens to change forever. More than just a humorous romp, Egalia’s Daughters poses the provocative question of whether the culprit in gender subjugation is gender itself or power-no matter who wields it.
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On Sale
Dec 14, 2004
Page Count
272 pages
Seal Press

Gerd Brantenberg

About the Author

Gerd Brantenberg was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1941 and spent her childhood and youth in Fredrikstad. She has been active in the feminist movement since the early 1970s. Her translated works include The Four Winds, a coming-of-age novel set in Norway. She lives in Oslo.

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