Three women, three time periods, and always the same old shit of male coercion and violence.
Weyward weaves together the stories of three women in different times. Three different stories on one age-old theme.
This book affected me strongly. It made me sad and fuelled my rage. It made me want to incite my friends to form a coven. It reminded me how passionate I used to feel about women’s rights when I was a teenager in the 70s, and how defeated I feel now as I watch the world and see how little things have really, fundamentally improved.
Have you seen the data on domestic violence during the pandemic? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.
Weyward is a totally absorbing, immersive story about so-called “wayward” women. AKA women who resist and fight back. It’s so important, especially today, for women everywhere to be aware of their vulnerability (we’ve seen that it doesn’t take much for womens’ hard-earned rights to be overturned) and their strength (as I wrote this, Iranian women were battling to survive and regain their lost rights…)
So yeah, in short, girl power. Come on women, rise up! Be wild!
My thanks to Netgalley for giving me a free copy of this book. All my reviews are 100% honest and unbiased, regardless of how I acquire the book.
Weyward is available from all major booksellers.
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