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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Friday, September 11, 2015

for peace and a clear conscience - Run Ragged (Women's Work, #2) by Kari Aguila

Fifteen years after the Last War devastated families and infrastructure, women have taken over under the banner of peace and equality. Only too late do they realize it's a slippery slope to oppression. In RUN Ragged, Rhia, a strong and independent sea captain finds herself trapped in The Center,

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Date Published: November 2015

Fifteen years after the Last War devastated families and infrastructure, women have taken over under the banner of peace and equality. Only too late do they realize it's a slippery slope to oppression. In RUN Ragged, Rhia, a strong and independent sea captain finds herself trapped in The Center, a re-education facility designed to help people fit into the rules of the new matriarchal society. The warden claims to be guiding those in her care, but Rhia quickly sees the cracks in the system. Faced with the terrifying torture and brainwashing the warden inflicts, those cracks become gaping holes that threaten to pull Rhia down into the depths of despair. Can she resist this slow subversion and become the reluctant hero the inmates need?

RUN Ragged is a suspenseful second story by the award-winning author of Women's Work. It's a disturbing look at what price we are willing to pay for peace and how much we are willing to ignore to keep our conscience clear. 

Kari Aguila was the recipient of an IndieReader Discovery Award for her first novel, Women's Work. Her stories are gripping and thought-provoking looks at gender stereotypes and relationships set in a dystopic future. She is also an avid gardener, outdoor enthusiast, and mother of three. Aguila lives in Seattle with her family, and loves meeting with Book Clubs, Wine Clubs, or Book Clubs with Wine. RUN Ragged is her second novel.

"So when most of the men were dead, women saw their chance to take over?" Kate searches her son's eyes as he asks this. "Not take over," she says. "Fix things." It wasn't hard to justify what the women had done since the end of the Last War. They rebuilt their bombed-out neighborhoods as best they could and tried to establish peace and gender equality. But small groups of men roam the country, viciously indicating that the pendulum may have swung too far. When a bedraggled man shows up on Kate's doorstep one night, will she risk everything to help him? Does he deserve her help?

Women's Work is set in a dystopic world in the Pacific Northwest, where women struggle to survive through sustenance farming, clever engineering, and a deeply rooted sisterhood. Kate and her family are led through a journey from anger and fear to forgiveness and hope. It is a compelling story that challenges all of us to question traditional gender roles and to confront the fragility of love.

About the author:
Kari Aguila was the recipient of an IndieReader Discovery Award for her first novel, Women's Work. Her stories are gripping and thought-provoking looks at gender stereotypes and relationships set in a dystopic future. She is also an avid gardener, outdoor enthusiast, and mother of three. Aguila lives in Seattle with her family, and loves meeting with Book Clubs, Wine Clubs, or Book Clubs with Wine. RUN Ragged is her second novel.


1 comment:

Kari Hetcher Aguila said...

Mythical Books, Thank you for hosting RUN Ragged's Kickstarter promo today! This is such a timely, provocative and exciting story. I look forward to sharing it with you when the Kickstarter reaches full funding!
-Kari Aguila