Can you believe there's only one day left in the 12 Days of Christmas Ebook Giveaway Extravaganza?! Today's penultimate gift is... An Excess Male by Maggie Shen King.
Named one of the 5 best sci-fi and fantasy novels of 2017 by the Washington Post, this chilling dystopian tale set in a near-future China explores inequality, gender, marriage, love, and rebellion in a world where men are overpopulated due to China's One Child Policy. If you love thoughtful speculative fiction like The Handmaid's Tale, get your entry in!
The 12 Days of Christmas Ebook Giveaway extravaganza type thing is me giving away one ebook from an awesome sci-fi or fantasy author every day for twelve days (check the link for the complete list of giveaways so far)! The giveaway ends on December 23 and all the winners will receive their gifts via email on Christmas Eve. So go forth and enter, you SFF book loving fool... and happy holidays!
12 Days of Christmas Ebook Giveaway Extravaganza Type Thing
An Excess Male
Maggie Shen King
Speculative Fiction | Dystopian
One of the Washington Posts' "The 5 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2017"!
A B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog "Best SFF of 2017" pick!
From debut author Maggie Shen King, An Excess Male is the chilling dystopian tale of politics, inequality, marriage, love, and rebellion, set in a near-future China, that further explores the themes of the classics The Handmaid's Tale and When She Woke.
Under the One Child Policy, everyone plotted to have a son.
Now 40 million of them can't find wives.
Wei-guo holds fast to the belief that as long as he continues to improve himself, his small business, and in turn, his country, his chance at love will come. He finally saves up the dowry required to enter matchmaking talks at the lowest rung as a third husband—the maximum allowed by law. Only a single family—one harboring an illegal spouse—shows interest, yet with May-ling and her two husbands, Wei-guo feels seen, heard, and connected to like never before. But everyone and everything—walls, streetlights, garbage cans—are listening, and men, excess or not, are dispensable to the State. Wei-guo must reach a new understanding of patriotism and test the limits of his love and his resolve in order to save himself and this family he has come to hold dear.
In Maggie Shen King’s startling and beautiful debut, An Excess Male looks to explore the intersection of marriage, family, gender, and state in an all-too-plausible future.