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The Natural Way of Things by [Wood, Charlotte]
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3.5 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews

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Praise for "The Natural Way of Things"
""The Natural Way of Things" is an extraordinary novel: inspired, powerful, at once coherent and dreamlike."
"The Sydney Morning Herald
"
"It's rare to pick up a novel and from the opening pages be not only gripped by the story on the page but also by the keenness of the intelligence and audacity of the immagination at work."
"The Weekend Australian
"
"An absorbing plot, lyrical prose, and discomfiting imagery makes Wood's novel decidedly gripping.
"Kirkus Reviews
"
"A modern-day fable of rural gothic dystopia. Think Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and chuck in a dose of Mad Max's avenging angel Furiosa and you get the idea."
Caroline Baum, Anne Summers Reports
"As allegory, as a novel, as vision and as art"The Natural Way of Things"is stunning."
Christos Tsiolkas, author of"The Slap"
"A brave, brilliant book. I would defy anyone to read it and not come out a changed person."
Malcolm Knox, author of "The Wonder Lover
"
"A modern-day fable of rural gothic dystopia. Think Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and chuck in a dose of Mad Max's avenging angel Furiosa and you get the idea."
Caroline Baum, Anne Summers Reports"

Praise for "The Natural Way of Things
"
"An absorbing plot, lyrical prose, and discomfiting imagery makes Wood's novel decidedly gripping.
"Kirkus Reviews"
VERDICT: A shocking and vital work for all readers.
"Library Journal" (starred review)
It depicts the tyranny of misogyny with the same coarse grit and degradation that scours women around the globe, while simultaneously spotlighting their courage and fortitude. Uncomfortably bold, "The Natural Way of Things"is an everywoman's hero tale.
Shelf Awareness (starred review)
Contemporary feminism may have found its masterpiece of horror.
"The Guardian"
""The Natural Way of Things" is an extraordinary novel: inspired, powerful, at once coherent and dreamlike."
"The Sydney Morning Herald
"
"It's rare to pick up a novel and from the opening pages be not only gripped by the story on the page but also by the keenness of the intelligence and audacity of the immagination at work."
"The Weekend Australian
"
"A modern-day fable of rural gothic dystopia. Think Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and chuck in a dose of Mad Max's avenging angel Furiosa and you get the idea."
Caroline Baum, Anne Summers Reports
"As allegory, as a novel, as vision and as art"The Natural Way of Things"is stunning."
Christos Tsiolkas, author of"The Slap"
"A brave, brilliant book. I would defy anyone to read it and not come out a changed person."
Malcolm Knox, author of "The Wonder Lover
"
"A modern-day fable of rural gothic dystopia. Think Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and chuck in a dose of Mad Max's avenging angel Furiosa and you get the idea."
Caroline Baum, Anne Summers Reports"

Praise for "The Natural Way of Things
"
"A ferocious new novel by the Australian Charlotte Wood whose writing recalls the early Elena Ferrante it's tough, direct, and makes no attempt to be ingratiating.
John Powers, "NPR""
"
"An absorbing plot, lyrical prose, and discomfiting imagery makes Wood's novel decidedly gripping.
"Kirkus Reviews"
VERDICT: A shocking and vital work for all readers.
"Library Journal" (starred review)
It depicts the tyranny of misogyny with the same coarse grit and degradation that scours women around the globe, while simultaneously spotlighting their courage and fortitude. Uncomfortably bold, "The Natural Way of Things"is an everywoman's hero tale.
Shelf Awareness (starred review)
Contemporary feminism may have found its masterpiece of horror.
"The Guardian
""Like the surreal prison itself, Ms. Wood's writing is direct and spare, yet capable of bursting with unexpected beauty."
" The Economist"
""The Natural Way of Things" is an extraordinary novel: inspired, powerful, at once coherent and dreamlike."
"The Sydney Morning Herald
"
"It's rare to pick up a novel and from the opening pages be not only gripped by the story on the page but also by the keenness of the intelligence and audacity of the immagination at work."
"The Weekend Australian
"
"A modern-day fable of rural gothic dystopia. Think Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and chuck in a dose of Mad Max's avenging angel Furiosa and you get the idea."
Caroline Baum, Anne Summers Reports
"As allegory, as a novel, as vision and as art"The Natural Way of Things"is stunning."
Christos Tsiolkas, author of"The Slap"
"A brave, brilliant book. I would defy anyone to read it and not come out a changed person."
Malcolm Knox, author of "The Wonder Lover
"
"A modern-day fable of rural gothic dystopia. Think Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and chuck in a dose of Mad Max's avenging angel Furiosa and you get the idea."
Caroline Baum, Anne Summers Reports"

Praise for The Natural Way of Things

[Wood s] short, gripping book begins as an allegory of thuggish misogyny then evolves into a far stranger and more challenging feminist parable.
John Powers, Fresh Air
..".one of those unforgettable reading experiences.
Liane Moriarity, author ofTruly Madly Guilty, inThe New YorkTimes

Contemporary feminism may have found its masterpiece of horror.
The Guardian

"Like the surreal prison itself, Ms. Wood's writing is direct and spare, yet capable of bursting with unexpected beauty."
The Economist

"It is, unfortunately, never a bad time to discuss the persistence of violence committed against women, and the perceived ownership of women s bodies. Wood comes at the issue with a fresh, thrilling perspective: that of a dystopian novelist, one who constructs worlds in dire disrepair, but woefully similar to our own."
Huffington Post

"While there are definite hints of Atwood there, The Natural Way of Thingsis definitely its own animal."
BookRiot

"An absorbing plot, lyrical prose, and discomfiting imagery makes Wood's novel decidedly gripping.
Kirkus Reviews
VERDICT: A shocking and vital work for all readers.
Library Journal (starred review)
Uncomfortably bold, The Natural Way of Thingsis an everywoman's hero tale.
Shelf Awareness (starred review)
What sets Wood s The Natural Way of Things apart, what makes it a truly urgent read is that it is not an allegory and it is not a dystopian novel: it is a reality.
Full Stop
"The Natural Way of Things is an extraordinary novel: inspired, powerful, at once coherent and dreamlike."
The Sydney Morning Herald

"It's rare to pick up a novel and from the opening pages be not only gripped by the story on the page but also by the keenness of the intelligence and audacity of the immagination at work."
The Weekend Australian

"A modern-day fable of rural gothic dystopia. Think Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and chuck in a dose of Mad Max's avenging angel Furiosa and you get the idea."
Caroline Baum, Anne Summers Reports
"As allegory, as a novel, as vision and as artThe Natural Way of Thingsis stunning."
Christos Tsiolkas, author ofThe Slap
"A brave, brilliant book. I would defy anyone to read it and not come out a changed person."
Malcolm Knox, author of The Wonder Lover
"

Praise for The Natural Way of Things

"Beautiful and savage - think Atwood in the outback."
--Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train

"[Wood's] short, gripping book begins as an allegory of thuggish misogyny then evolves into a far stranger and more challenging feminist parable."
--John Powers, Fresh Air

..".one of those unforgettable reading experiences."
--Liane Moriarty, author of Truly Madly Guilty, in The New York Times

"Like the surreal prison itself, Ms. Wood's writing is direct and spare, yet capable of bursting with unexpected beauty."
--The Economist

"It is, unfortunately, never a bad time to discuss the persistence of violence committed against women, and the perceived ownership of women's bodies. Wood comes at the issue with a fresh, thrilling perspective: that of a dystopian novelist, one who constructs worlds in dire disrepair, but woefully similar to our own."
--Huffington Post

"The Natural Way of Things is a prescient feminist horror novel you need to read."
--Jezebel

"While there are definite hints of Atwood there, The Natural Way of Things is definitely its own animal."
--BookRiot

"An absorbing plot, lyrical prose, and discomfiting imagery makes Wood's novel decidedly gripping."
--Kirkus Reviews

"VERDICT: A shocking and vital work for all readers."
--Library Journal (starred review)

"Uncomfortably bold, The Natural Way of Things is an everywoman's hero tale."
--Shelf Awareness (starred review)

"What sets Wood's The Natural Way of Things apart, what makes it a truly urgent read is that it is not an allegory and it is not a dystopian novel: it is a reality."
--Full Stop

"The Natural Way of Things is an extraordinary novel: inspired, powerful, at once coherent and dreamlike."
--The Sydney Morning Herald

"It's rare to pick up a novel and from the opening pages be not only gripped by the story on the page but also by the keenness of the intelligence and audacity of the immagination at work."
--The Weekend Australian

"A modern-day fable of rural gothic dystopia. Think Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter and chuck in a dose of Mad Max's avenging angel Furiosa and you get the idea."
--Caroline Baum, Anne Summers Reports

"As allegory, as a novel, as vision and as art The Natural Way of Things is stunning."
--Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap

"This is a stunning exploration of ambiguities--of power, of morality, of judgment. With a fearless clarity, Wood's elegantly spare and brutal prose dissects humanity, hatreds, our ambivalent capacities for friendship and betrayal, and the powerful appearance--always--of moments of grace and great beauty...It will not leave you easily; it took my breath away."
--Ashley Hay, author of The Railwayman's Life

"A brave, brilliant book. I would defy anyone to read it and not come out a changed person."
--Malcolm Knox, author of The Wonder Lover

Book Description

An explosively provocative exploration of contemporary misogyny and corporate control by one of Australia's most acclaimed writers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1259 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (23 September 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ZVYE9PW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 71 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,864 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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