red clocks chosen for Publishers Weekly's "Top 10 Literary Fiction"
“Hilarious, terrifying, and masterful—this pitch-perfect, timely novel reflects the horror and absurdity of our political landscape with a brilliance that ensures the book's timelessness. It's as riotously fun as it is chilling. Zumas has produced a poignant, wickedly sharp classic.” —Alissa Nutting, Made for Love
“Strange and lovely and luminous. I loved Red Clocks with my whole heart.” —Kelly Link, Get in Trouble
“In bristling sentences, Leni Zumas shows girls and women defying the excruciating restrictions imposed by both law and culture. This is not only timely but necessary fiction—uncannily prescient, unabashedly political, and fiercely humane.” —Emily Fridlund, History of Wolves
“Leni Zumas has written a prescient novel for these times. The women in this suspenseful book resist. They will not be circumscribed. The effect on the reader is cathartic.” —Christine Schutt, Prosperous Friends
Abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small town on the coast of Oregon, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surrounding motherhood, identity, ambition, friendship, and freedom.