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The Book of Joan - A Novel

Lidia Yuknavitch

The bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children offer a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine-a reimagined Joan of Arc-poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history, in this provocative new novel. In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin. Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule-galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her and communes with the earth. When de Men and his armies turn Joan into a martyr, the consequences are astonishing. And no one-not the rebels, Jean de Men, or even Joan herself-can foresee the way her story and unique gift will forge the destiny of an entire world for generations. A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places-even at the extreme end of post-human experience-Lidia Yuknavitch's The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival.

The bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children offer a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine-a reimagined Joan of Arc-poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history, in this provocative new novel. In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin. Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule-galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her and communes with the earth. When de Men and his armies turn Joan into a martyr, the consequences are astonishing. And no one-not the rebels, Jean de Men, or even Joan herself-can foresee the way her story and unique gift will forge the destiny of an entire world for generations. A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places-even at the extreme end of post-human experience-Lidia Yuknavitch's The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival.
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The bestselling author of The Small Backs of Children offer a vision of our near-extinction and a heroine-a reimagined Joan of Arc-poised to save a world ravaged by war, violence, and greed, and forever change history, in this provocative new novel. In the near future, world wars have transformed the earth into a battleground. Fleeing the unending violence and the planet's now-radioactive surface, humans have regrouped to a mysterious platform known as CIEL, hovering over their erstwhile home. The changed world has turned evolution on its head: the surviving humans have become sexless, hairless, pale-white creatures floating in isolation, inscribing stories upon their skin. Out of the ranks of the endless wars rises Jean de Men, a charismatic and bloodthirsty cult leader who turns CIEL into a quasi-corporate police state. A group of rebels unite to dismantle his iron rule-galvanized by the heroic song of Joan, a child-warrior who possesses a mysterious force that lives within her and communes with the earth. When de Men and his armies turn Joan into a martyr, the consequences are astonishing. And no one-not the rebels, Jean de Men, or even Joan herself-can foresee the way her story and unique gift will forge the destiny of an entire world for generations. A riveting tale of destruction and love found in the direst of places-even at the extreme end of post-human experience-Lidia Yuknavitch's The Book of Joan raises questions about what it means to be human, the fluidity of sex and gender, and the role of art as a means for survival.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Xe Sands

Length:

7h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

35:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:57


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:10


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:32