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ePub ñ mobi Outlawed ñ à Anna North à ➶ [Reading] ➸ Outlawed By Anna North ➫ – Helpyouantib.co.uk A masterpiece RO KwonA grand unforgettable tale Esmé Weijun WangReader you are in for a real treat Jenny Zhang The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl a myAnd Ada must decide whether she's willing to risk her life for the possibility of a new kind of future for them allFeaturing an irresistibly no nonsense courageous and determined heroine Outlawed dusts off the myth of the old West and reignites the glimmering promise of the frontier with an entirely new set of feminist stakes Anna North has crafted a pulse racing page turning saga about the search for hope in the wake of death and for truth in a climate of small mindedness and fea Ada is raised to be a midwife but when it becomes apparent that she is barren the town turns against her and she is accused of being a witch To save herself she flees and ends up an outlaw with a band of outlaws that aren’t what you expect an outlaw to be Will Ada survive outlawing and find the life she craves?Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing for providing an ARC for my honest review

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A masterpiece RO KwonA grand unforgettable tale Esmé Weijun WangReader you are in for a real treat Jenny Zhang The Crucible meets True Grit in this riveting adventure story of a fugitive girl a mysterious gang of robbers and their dangerous mission to transform the Wild West In the year of our Lord 1894 I became an outlaw The day of her wedding 17 year old Ada's life looks good; she loves her husband and she loves working as an apprentice to her mother a respected midwife But aft 35 stars I think this is one of those books that suffered somewhat because I had a different vision for it than the author did And that's okay but I suspect some other readers will have a similar feelingIt's a Speculative Western set in an alternate America where a massive flu wiping out much of the population has led to a heavy lean into fertility patriarchy making women with fertility issues cast out at best and victims of horrible vengeance and violence at worst Our protagonist Ada finds herself one of these cast out barren women eventually ending up with a gang of outlaws At first blush this gang looked to be a kind of nonbinary utopia where no one was bound by the sex they were assigned at birth where some dressed as men and others as women where some saw themselves as neither or both But with no cis men there and plenty of kisses and romance exchanged there was a kind of rebellious perfection Buuuuuuuuut that isn't really how it ended up It was just where my brain started going one way and the book started going another If you give me something that could be a ueer utopia I am gonna get a little stuck on that concept even if the book is not ueerness is secondary here to the issues of fertility That one thing is of such importance that there is little consideration of how fertile women are trapped by this kind of system too It has a kind of starry eyed romanticism to it that is not unexpected from a Western but is somewhat surprising in one that has this kind of setup Many of the barren women we encounter were at one time married and most of them describe it as a happy or at least potentially happy experience marred by their inability to have children There is also one major cis man character who is somehow not like other men and the reveal on that I get it but also I did not like it There are so many opportunities here to consider the many ways this kind of society is bad but it stays strangely limited I liked the gang a riff on the Hole in the Wall Gang There is a Butch joke in here somewhere I just know it With a sweet solid Cassidy and a fiery preacher type Kid and a News and a Texas and that is uite fun although I did get a little hazy on a few of the supporting characters and telling them apart I liked the plotting and scheming and the attempts at robbery that don't feel romanticized at all I liked a lot of the pieces of this book I just wanted it to be than the sum of its parts

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Outlawed Er a year of marriage and no pregnancy in a town where barren women are routinely hanged as witches her survival depends on leaving behind everything she knows She joins up with the notorious Hole in the Wall Gang a band of outlaws led by a preacher turned robber known to all as the Kid Charismatic grandiose and mercurial the Kid is determined to create a safe haven for outcast women But to make this dream a reality the Gang hatches a treacherous plan that may get them all killed The tale takes place at the end of the 19th century where the wild west was still a dangerous place especially for women that didn't conform to the norms expected by society Anna North grasps the conditions of that period as our hero has to make her way through lessons in life while searching for sanctuary and security making for an original coming of age saga that all should enjoyRacism intermarriage gay and lesbian issues are touched on in a positive manner and a big shout out for thatFor historians I like the nod to Butch Cassidy and the hole in the wall gang and using some of the original gangmembers names Texan Kid News ElzyAn independent review thanks to NetGalley Bloomsbury