The Cure For Dream­ing

Votes for women!

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368 pages | £ 10.99 ( hard­back/ ebook) Au­thor: Cat Win­ters Pub­lisher: Amulet Books

If a par­ent thought

their child’s dreams were ir­re­spon­si­ble and im­pos­si­ble, would it be kinder for them to re­move those dreams? And what if those dreams were things as sim­ple as ed­u­ca­tion and equal­ity?

In 1900 Ore­gon, Olivia Mead’s fa­ther is so hor­ri­fied by her sym­pa­thy with the suf­frag­ists that he pays a hyp­no­tist to help her see the world as it truly is, which re­sults in her see­ing cor­rupted vi­sions of the na­ture of peo­ple.

Olivia is a frus­trat­ing character, at once con­vinced of her rights to ed­u­ca­tion and eman­ci­pa­tion while con­tin­u­ing to al­low the hyp­no­tist to con­trol her. This book is a timely re­minder that po­lit­i­cal equal­ity is hard fought for and hard fought against, but it’s too sim­plis­tic to fully en­gage. Rhian Drinkwa­ter

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