What would you sacrifice for a new life?
'Ramos's debut novel couldn't be more relevant or timely' O: The Oprah Magazine, '25 Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2019'
Ambitious businesswoman Mae Yu runs Golden Oaks - a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry - where women get the very best of everything, so long as they play by the rules.
Jane is a young immigrant in search of a better future. Stuck living in a cramped dorm with her baby daughter and her shrewd aunt Ate, she sees an unmissable chance to change her life. But at what cost?
A brilliant, darkly funny novel that explores the role of luck and merit, class, ambition and sacrifice, The Farm is an unforgettable story about how we live and who truly holds power.
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'Ramos has written a firecracker of a novel, at once caustic and tender, page-turning and thought-provoking. This is a fierce indictment of the vampiric nature of modern capitalism, which never loses sight of the very human stories at its centre. Highly recommended.' -Madeline Miller, Sunday Times bestselling author of Circe
‘Oh my GOSH this is amazing. It’s hard to explain what The Farm is about, because it's about everything a book SHOULD be about. Race & class & power & inequality, and it’s dark & funny ALL AT THE SAME TIME.’ -Joanna Cannon, Sunday Times bestselling author of Three Things About Elsie and The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
‘Utterly brilliant and beautifully written. I couldn’t put it down!’ -Christie Watson, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Language of Kindness
‘Compelling, thought-provoking and beautifully-written, The Farm is a knock-out debut novel. I’m still thinking and worrying about the characters a week after finishing.’ - Paula Daly, author of Open Your Eyes
‘A highly original and provocative story about the impossible choices in so many women’s lives. These characters will stay with me for a long time’ - Karen Thompson Walker , author of THE AGE OF MIRACLES (and the forthcoming THE DREAMERS)
‘The Farm terrifies with a simple question: How much of ourselves are we willing to sell? With characters so real they leap off the page, Ramos yanks the reader into a world of Haves and Have-Nots, and her question lingers long after we turn the final page.’ - Christina Dalcher, author of Vox
‘Wow, Joanne Ramos has written the page-turner about immigrants chasing what's left of the American dream. Truly unforgettable’ - Gary Shteyngart, New York Times bestselling author of Super Sad True Love Story and Lake Success
‘The Farm is a chillingly plausible imagination of the future of pregnancy in a world of ever-greater inequality. What at first feels off-kilter is slowly ramped up to truly chilling, so subtly that we barely notice the change happening - it's not afraid to ask searching questions about who wins and who loses when women's bodies are commodified, how freedom and agency for some come at a cost for others. It's sharply prescient, and terrifying too.’ - Sophie Mackintosh, author of the Booker-longlisted The Water Cure
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