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Into the Forest

Jean Hegland

At first, Into the Forest was a word-of-mouth favorite of booksellers. Soon, larger publishing houses were noticing Jean Hegland’s debut novel and giving it rave reviews. Powerful and disturbing, Into the Forest offers images of an all-too-believable future. As America collapses in the chaos of war, pollution, and bankruptcy, two sisters pool their resources to survive alone in the hills above San Francisco. Although dwindling food and increasing isolation threaten them, they soon find a more immediate danger standing at their door. When a young man arrives, his friendship offers tantalizing fulfillment, but his love threatens to divide the sisters. Hegland’s provocative work is reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984 and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale . It infuses a tale of survival with startling insights into a young woman’s quest for strength.

At first, Into the Forest was a word-of-mouth favorite of booksellers. Soon, larger publishing houses were noticing Jean Hegland’s debut novel and giving it rave reviews. Powerful and disturbing, Into the Forest offers images of an all-too-believable future. As America collapses in the chaos of war, pollution, and bankruptcy, two sisters pool their resources to survive alone in the hills above San Francisco. Although dwindling food and increasing isolation threaten them, they soon find a more immediate danger standing at their door. When a young man arrives, his friendship offers tantalizing fulfillment, but his love threatens to divide the sisters. Hegland’s provocative work is reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984 and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale . It infuses a tale of survival with startling insights into a young woman’s quest for strength.
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At first, Into the Forest was a word-of-mouth favorite of booksellers. Soon, larger publishing houses were noticing Jean Hegland’s debut novel and giving it rave reviews. Powerful and disturbing, Into the Forest offers images of an all-too-believable future. As America collapses in the chaos of war, pollution, and bankruptcy, two sisters pool their resources to survive alone in the hills above San Francisco. Although dwindling food and increasing isolation threaten them, they soon find a more immediate danger standing at their door. When a young man arrives, his friendship offers tantalizing fulfillment, but his love threatens to divide the sisters. Hegland’s provocative work is reminiscent of George Orwell’s 1984 and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale . It infuses a tale of survival with startling insights into a young woman’s quest for strength.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alyssa Bresnahan

Length:

10h 29m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

52:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

52:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

45:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

51:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

45:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

49:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

53:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

46:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

49:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

46:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:37