Blue Ticket

Blue Ticket

FROM THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED AUTHOR OF THE WATER CURE

Discover this chilling new novel about motherhood and personhood, free will and fate, human longing and animal instinct

Calla knows how the lottery works. Everyone does. On the day of your first bleed, you report to the station to learn what kind of woman you will be. A white ticket grants you children. A blue ticket grants you freedom. You are relieved of the terrible burden of choice. And, once you've taken your ticket, there is no going back.

But what if the life you're given is the wrong one?

Blue Ticket is a devastating enquiry into free will and the fraught space of motherhood. Bold and chilling, it pushes beneath the skin of female identity and patriarchal violence, to the point where human longing meets our animal bodies.

Title:Blue Ticket
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780241404454
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    Blue Ticket Reviews

  • Amalia Gavea

    ''We lined up, waiting to pull our tickets from the machine, the way you would take your number at the butcher's counter. The music popular that year played from speakers on the ceiling. Just gravi...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Oh no! For a long time I didn’t give any book two stars and I didn’t get disappointed by a book but well you cannot always get what you wish for.For celebrating empowerment of women I chose this r...

  • Ceecee

    3-4 starsThis is Calla’s story, in an unnamed country, place or time. She lives with her father until her first menstruation and then is taken with other girls to The Lottery where she receives a bl...

  • Roman Clodia

    The thing is, bookshops are over-packed with 'feminist dystopias' obsessing about babies and motherhood. Yes, reproductive rights remain a contested issue but Atwood nailed the topic and this feels li...

  • Dannii Elle

    There are two paths a girl can take in life, and both are governed by a lottery. A white ticket will see her with a baby, a husband, and a loving home. A blue ticket will see this future disallowed to...

  • Emily B

    I was really excited about this book and I knew I wanted to read it as soon as I heard about it. Much like when reading ‘The Water Cure’ I easily found myself immersed in the world that Sophie Mac...

  • Alexandra Scarpello

    This is...not fun to read. I DNF'd about halfway through and couldn't force myself to continue. Reasons you would enjoy Blue Ticket- You don't like characters or characters talking- You are interested...

  • Jenna

    I should have listened to my intuition and skipped this one. I couldn't though. I loved Sophie Mackintosh's The Water Cure so much that I had to read her new book.I'm sorry to say I found it boring.It...

  • Gumble's Yard

    That’s how your life becomes a set thing, written and unchangeable. It was an object that did not really belong to me, and to wish for any other was a fallacy at best, treasonous at worst. Blue t...

  • Nenia ?? Queen of Villainy ?? Campbell

    Sounds like a cross between Handmaid's Tale and The Giver ...