Nomansland

Lesley Hauge

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Sometime in the future, after widespread devastation, a lonely, windswept island in the north is populated solely by women. Among them is a group of teenage Trackers, expert equestrians and archers, whose job is to protect their shores from the enemy—men. When these girls find a buried house from the distant past, they’re fascinated by the strange objects they find—high-heel shoes, magazines, makeup. What do these mysterious artifacts mean? What must the past have been like for those people? And what will happen to their rigid, Spartan society if people find out what they’ve found?

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CHAPTER ONE
TODAY AMOS, our Instructor, keeps us waiting. Our horses grow impatient, stamping and snorting and tossing their heads. When she does appear, she looks even thinner than usual, her bald head bowed into the wind.
“Tie a knot in your reins,” she barks. “And do not touch them again until I tell you.”
She has not greeted us and this is the only thing she says. Under her arm she carries a bundle of switches, and our unease is further transmitted to the restless horses. It is some years since our palms last blistered with that sudden stripe of pain, a slash

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“Vividly imagined.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“This postapocalyptic novel will grab you from the first page and hold you long past the last. . . . [Debut author] Lesley Hauge raises provocative questions about the value of beauty, who determines it and the ramifications of absolute authority.”—Jennifer Brown, Shelf Awareness
 
“In Nomansland by Lesley Hauge, teenage girls protect their makeup-and mirror-free island against the enemy—men (a sequel is already in the works).”—Publishers Weekly, in a feature on Dystopian Fiction.
“Secrets revealed make for a compelling emotional journey.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“What Hauge really offers today’s readers . . .  is the chance to look afresh at the strangeness of contemporary cultural artifacts we take for granted.”—The Horn Book Magazine
“Hauge offers a gripping study of nature versus nurture.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“I loved this story of discovery, secrets, and rebellion. Nomansland is an extraordinarily gutsy and intelligent read that will keep readers thinking long after they reach the last page.”—Jocelyn Koehler, Bookseller, Boswell Book Company (Milwaukee, WI)
Nomansland challenges the ways we think about our world by examining it through the lens of brainwashed and disillusioned teenagers looking for answers. Hauge stands every cultural norm on its head. . . .  Extremely compelling. The author put forth completely new interpretations of how our popular culture affects us and what it could mean years from now.”—SLJ Teen, an online newsletter from School Library Journal
 
“A stunningly bleak and desperate portrayal is effectively wrought here through eloquent prose, creating an atmosphere steeped in deception and mystery.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Hauge is a fine writer and has a light hand with minor characters, and the nasty ones are especially well wrought.”—School Library Journal

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Lesley Hauge

LESLEY HAUGE was born in England and raised in Zimbabwe. She lived in Norway for many years before moving to her current home in Brooklyn, New York. This is her first novel. lesleyhauge.com

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Nomansland
Lesley Hauge

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
January 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312674380
ISBN10: 0312674384
Young Adult Fiction
5.5 x 8.25 inches, 272 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 890LL

$9.99

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Hardcover
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
June 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780805090642
ISBN10: 0805090649
Young Adult Fiction
5 x 8 1/2 inches, 256 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 890LL

$16.99

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Henry Holt and Co.
June 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429950206
ISBN10: 142995020X
Young Adult Fiction256 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Grade Range: 7 and up Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 890LL

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