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The Female Persuasion



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Author
Wolitzer, Meg
Descriptors
Abuse
Activists
Adulthood
Career Women
College Life
Coming-of-Age
Contemporary Fiction
Women
Women's Fiction
Young Women
Location/Setting:
Chicago, Illinois
New York (City)
Time Period:
2000s
2010s
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Summary
Greer Kadetsky is a shy freshman at Ryland College who had been the victim of an unwanted groping when she first learned about '80s feminist icon, Faith Frank, who is speaking on campus. They meet briefly and then, after graduation, Faith offers Greer a job at her new enterprise, a feminist foundation that will provide concrete help to women around the world. There, while witnessing questionable funding practices and struggling with her less-than-supportive behavior towards a close female friend, Greer attempts to define for herself what being a feminist is.
Critique
Though not much "action" takes place in this novel about the relationship between a young woman and her mentor, with its excellent character development, it asks its readers big questions about friendship, loyalty, activism and the changing definition of feminism.
ISBN
9781594488405
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# of Pages
456
Published
2018
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: CO


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