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Native tongue / Suzette Haden Elgin ; foreword by Leni Zumas ; afterword by Susan M. Squier and Julie Vedder.

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Elgin, Suzette Haden, author. (Author).
Squier, Susan Merrill, writer of afterword. (Added Author).
Vedder, Julie, writer of afterword. (Added Author).
Zumas, Leni, 1972- writer of foreword. (Added Author).

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Main Science Fiction Elgin (Text) 31307023924170 Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1936932628
  • ISBN: 9781936932627
  • Physical Description: ix, 362 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Copyright ©1984 by Suzette Haden Elgin; Afterword copyright ©2000 by Susan M. Squier and Julie Vedder.
"Originally published in 1984 by DAW Books, Inc., New York."-- Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"In 2205, the Nineteenth Amendment has been repealed and men hold absolute power. The Earth's economy relies on an insular group of linguists who "breed" women to become interstellar translators until they are sent to the Barren House to await death. But instead, these women are secretly creating a language of their own to reclaim their autonomy and make resistance possible for all."--Back cover.
Subject: Language and languages > Fiction.
Languages, Secret > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

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