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The Female Persuasion

A Novel

by Meg Wolitzer

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The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
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    Apr 2018, 464 pages

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Best-selling author Meg Wolitzer's novel examines feminism in American society today.

A college freshman struggling for identity. A 1960s feminist icon attempting to maintain her relevance. A son trying to heal his broken family. A daughter striving for acceptance. These are just a handful of the characters featured in Meg Wolitzer's novel, The Female Persuasion, each of whom are attempting to answer the question: "What is my role in the world?"

The story opens with college freshman, Greer Kadetsky. Having lost out on her chance at an Ivy League school, Greer is adrift at her safety school, struggling to form a sense of her own identity and purpose. After an encounter with world-famous sixties feminist icon, Faith Frank, Greer feels the world has opened its possibilities to her, and is encouraged to pursue a path helping impoverished and disadvantaged women around the world. This career arrives in the form of Faith's new business organization; a feminist ...

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