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We rarely feature authors more than once for Indiespensable, but for Volume 71 we’re breaking with tradition to welcome back Leni Zumas (Volume 33) for her latest novel, Red Clocks. Set in a small coastal town in Oregon, Red Clocks follows four women whose lives have been upended by the newly passed Personhood Amendment. This provocative and plausible federal ban on abortion, single parent adoption, and in vitro fertilization influences the women’s decisions, including the option of fleeing into nearby Canada. The characters — the Wife, the Mender, the Daughter, and the Biographer — wrestle with American womanhood, independence, reproductive rights, motherhood, parenting, and how to define personhood, and their stories are woven together in a way that highlights the unique yet universal nature of their struggles. It is our pleasure to present Red Clocks as our latest Indiespensable pick.
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Here’s a look at Volume 72:
Not all of us had read Jesse Ball before we considered his latest novel, Census, for Volume 72 of Indiespensable. Those who had were in on the secret: his work is like nothing you’ve ever read before — and Census is his most devastatingly beautiful work to date. Set in an unnamed country composed of towns arranged from A to Z, the novel traces the path of its terminally ill narrator who, for his final act, is traveling as a census taker with his son, who is mentally disabled. As he visits home after home, measuring lives while reexamining his own, we feel the weight of his journey and its inevitable conclusion. Both immersive and wondrous, Census is a meditative book about the modest roles we play in a sprawling world and the strength of human bonds in the face of such enormity. We’re delighted to share this unforgettable book with you as our selection for Indiespensable Volume 72.
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