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The Book of Joan A Novel
At a moment when the end of life as we know it feels even more likely than it did in , Lidia Yuknavitch follows Lessing in imagining in precise detail what might come after life on Earth. In this case, the history is medieval. One premise of The Book of Joan is that the 21st century, for all its technological advances, has returned us to pre-modern levels of brutality and strife.
The Book of Joan
A group of rebels unite to dismantle the iron rule of a dictator, galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force. David Boies is handling legal portions of the deal for Stone Village. Marcela Mar is co-producing. John Mandel, and B. The ninth annual Napa Valley Film Festival has released its film line-up.
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