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The Disappearance by Philip Wylie
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Jul 12, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: science-fiction-vintage, postapocalyptic-dystopia, 20th-century

This novel represents speculative fiction at its best. What if, one day, all the women on Earth disappeared, leaving men alone -- and, on a parallel Earth, all men disappeared, leaving women alone? This novel traces the fate of both worlds, and in so doing questions the foundations of contemporary governments, religions, sexual politics, and even family structures. Wylie asks the big questions about the ways in which we've ordered society and the unexamined assumptions that undergird these arrangements, all the while drawing three-dimensional characters and compelling plotlines. Fifty-nine years after its original publication, it remains an utterly fascinating and thought-provoking read.
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message 1: by Rob (new) - rated it 5 stars

Rob Bleckly you have nailed and saved me doing a review

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