Sometime in the future, after devastating wars and fires, a lonely, windswept island in the north is populated solely by women. Among these women is a group of teenaged Trackers - expert equestrians and archers - whose job is to protect their shores from their enemy. The enemy, they've been told, is "men".
When these girls come upon a partially buried home from the distant past, they are fascinated by the strange objects they find there: high-heeled shoes, teen magazines, make-up. What are they to make of these mysterious things, which introduce a world they have never known? And what does it mean for their strict society, in which friendship is forbidden and rules must be obeyed - at all costs?
Reminiscent of The Giver but with a feminist twist, Nomansland is a powerful, shocking story that will challenge young listeners' perspectives and provoke much discussion over the timely and controversial issues presented.
©2010 Lesley Hauge (P)2010 Listening Library