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The Resource The Fortress, S.A. Jones

The Fortress, S.A. Jones

Label
The Fortress
Title
The Fortress
Statement of responsibility
S.A. Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Fortress asks questions about consent, power, love and fulfilment, and is absorbing, explicit, confronting and moving. Jonathon Bridge has the corner office, the tailored suits and the impeccable pedigree. He has a fascinating wife, a child on the way and a string of nubile lovers on the side. He's a man who's going places. His world is our world: the same chaos and sprawl, haves and have-nots, men and women, skyscrapers and billboards. But it also exists alongside a vast, self-sustaining city-state called The Fortress where the indigenous inhabitants - the Vaik - continue to live much as they have always done. The Vaik is an all-female civilisation. The Fortress is cloistered from the outside world and connected to it by an arcane tradition that permits female victims of male violence to order their assailants into The Fortress indefinitely. Another way a man may enter The Fortress is as a supplicant. When Jonathon's pregnant wife Adalia discovers the ugly sexual violence pervading Jonathon's top-tier firm, she agrees to continue their fractured relationship on one condition: that Jonathon become a supplicant for a period of one year. Jonathon's arrival at The Fortress begins with a recitation of the conditions of his stay by Mandalay, the Vaik to whom he is assigned: he is forbidden to ask questions, to raise his hand in anger and to refuse sex. At times self-justifying, at other times lost, Jonathon is utterly unprepared for what will happen to him over the course of the year - not only to his body, but his mind and his heart. The Fortress is a psychological examination of the dark heart of modern masculinity. It is interested in what male sexual submission looks like and how a female civilisation might operate. It wants to know if readers can be aroused by sex scenes that have nothing to do with female objectification - and even if such arousal is possible. It asks questions about consent, power, love and fulfilment in a pacey, explicit and confronting read
Storyline
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10657136
Cataloging source
ANL
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Jones, S. A.
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Married men
  • Women
  • Matriarchy
  • Sex role
  • Indigenous peoples
Target audience
general
Label
The Fortress, S.A. Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Echo adivision of Bonnier Publishing Australia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060695708
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781760407957
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003193575
Label
The Fortress, S.A. Jones
Publication
Copyright
Note
Echo adivision of Bonnier Publishing Australia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060695708
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781760407957
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1003193575

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