A Satire of the Sexes
Seal Press (CA), Paperback, 9781580051255, 270pp.
Publication Date: December 14, 2004
Welcome to the land of Egalia, where gender roles are topsy-turvy as "wim" wield the power and "menwim" light the home fires. This re-telling of the prototypical coming-of-age novel will have readers laughing out loud and wondering who should prevail: poor Petronius, who wants more than anything to cruise the oceans as a seawom; or his powerful and protective mother Director Bram, who rules her family with an authoritarian righteousness. But for better or for worse, as the masculist party begins to organize and protest, the landscape of Egalia threatens to change forever. More than just a humorous romp, "Egalia's Daughters" poses the provocative question of whether the culprit in gender subjugation is gender itself or powerno matter who wields it.
About the Author
Brantenberg was born in Oslo, Norway and spent her childhood and youth in Fredrikstad. She has been active in the feminist movement since the early 1970s.