That’s What SHE Said: Lit Women Who Rock – Exploring VOX by Christina Dalcher

Silence isn’t always golden.

Cover of VOX by Christina Dalcher

I’m K.L. Romo — a book reviewer, novelist, and freelance writer who loves to read. I am passionate about women’s issues and the power of women’s voices. This new column is dedicated to kick-ass women — both writers and heroines.

Therefore, it’s fitting for this inaugural installment to explore the spine-tingling dystopian thriller VOX by Christina Dalcher.

Vox: the Latin word meaning voice.

People speak approximately 16,000 words a day. What if we were limited to only 100? Christina Dalcher bases the story of VOX on this premise — but it only applies to women. Men have grown tired of women’s protesting voices and the way they believe they are equal to men. Not only is their speech limited, but the law prohibits women from holding jobs outside of the home or reading anything other than the Bible. Women have finally been relegated to where they belong. Read more at Washington Independent Review of Books.

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