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Red Clocks

Leni Zumas doesn’t shy away from the grotesque while presenting a tale that’s haunting, thought provoking and painfully timely, told in spare prose that sets a tone as chilly and bleak as the Oregon coastal setting,

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Review of ‘Red Clocks’

The Biographer. The Daughter. The Wife. The Mender. The Explorer. Leni Zumas refers to her protagonists by these descriptors, invoking the reductive distance from which women are viewed in a patriarchal society: “That’s someone’s daughter.” They are also Ro, Mattie, Susan, Gin and Eivør—the dynamic women of Zumas’ magnificent second novel, Red Clocks.

Ro, a…

Interview with Leni Zumas

Leni Zumas’ imaginative Red Clocks follows the intertwining stories of five women struggling to express their own worth.


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