A compulsive, brilliant novel about race, class, family and powerfor fans of Celeste Ng, Margaret Atwood and Naomi Alderman
Praise for the book:
‘The Handmaid’s Tale of 2019’ – Marie Claire
‘A firecracker of a novel, at once caustic and tender, page-turning and thought-provoking. Highly recommended’ Madeline Miller
‘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′
‘An unsettling, unputdownable read’ ELLE, ‘Ones To Watch: The New Writers We’re Excited To Read In 2019’
‘Wow, Joanne Ramos has written the page-turner about immigrants chasing what’s left of the American dream … Truly unforgettable’ Gary Shteyngart
About the book:
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.
About the author: Joanne Ramos was born in the Philippines and moved to Wisconsin when she was six. She graduated with a BA from Princeton University. After working in investment banking and private-equity investing for several years, she wrote for the Economist as a staff writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children. This is her first novel.