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Leni Zumas Archive

Female Agency in Dystopian Novels

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Recent novels by Leni Zumas and Naomi Alderman reimagine the fate of female agency with the urgency of our time.

Must Reads for Fall

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The weather is turning, and books—as always—will bring us steadily through to the end of the year. Here are our choices for this fall's best reads.

Literary Boroughs #35: Portland, OR

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The Literary Boroughs series will explore little-known and well-known literary communities across the country and world and show that while literary culture can exist online without regard to geographic location, it also continues to thrive locally. Posts are by no means exhaustive and we encourage our readers to contribute in the comment section. The

The Listeners

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The Listeners Leni Zumas Tin House Books, May 2012 $15.95 352 pages Perhaps a lesser-known corollary to the Chekhov’s gun principle is this:  if there is an octopus on the cover of the book, it had better shoot ink by novel’s end.  In Leni Zumas’ The Listeners, however, it’s