Book Signing & Presentation
Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
A penetrating and powerful debut novel from a woman inspired and propelled by the urgency and electricity of our times
Humans speak 16,000 words per day on average.
What if women were forbidden to speak more than 100?
What if the penalty for exceeding that quota was pain?
Linguist Christina Dalcher’s VOX, a speculative novel set in the near-future, imagines just that. Reminiscent of Leni Zumas’s Red Clocks and Naomi Alderman’s The Power, VOX is a debut of both riveting suspense and shattering questions. It’s a story about language as the basis of our humanity—and what happens when that language is taken away.
Christina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. She has taught at universities in the United States, England, and the United Arab Emirates.
Her short stories and flash fiction appear in over one hundred journals worldwide. Recognitions include the Bath Flash Award’s Short List, nominations for Best of the Net and Best Small Fictions, and multiple other awards. She teaches flash fiction as a member of the faculty of The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, Virginia.