The Farm

ISBN9781984854506
PublisherRandom House Inc
PublishedMay 7, 2019
Pages336
AuthorJoanne Ramos
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height9.2 in.
Width6.1 in.
Depth0.8 in.

The Farm

Joanne Ramos

PAPERBACK

May 7, 2019

Life is a lucrative business, as long as you play by the rules.

People Book of the Week • “[Joanne] 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)

Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you’re paid big money to stay here—more than you’ve ever dreamed of. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else.

Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks—or the Farm, as residents call it. But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she’ll receive on the delivery of her child.

Gripping, provocative, heartbreaking, The Farm pushes to the extremes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love.

Get The Farm by Joanne Ramos and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

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Joanne Ramos

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ISBN9781984854506
PublisherRandom House Inc
PublishedMay 7, 2019
Pages336
AuthorJoanne Ramos
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height9.2 in.
Width6.1 in.
Depth0.8 in.

Synopsis

Life is a lucrative business, as long as you play by the rules.

People Book of the Week • “[Joanne] 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)

Nestled in New York’s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you’re paid big money to stay here—more than you’ve ever dreamed of. The catch? For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else.

Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks—or the Farm, as residents call it. But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she’ll receive on the delivery of her child.

Gripping, provocative, heartbreaking, The Farm pushes to the extremes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love.

Get The Farm by Joanne Ramos and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“Compelling storytelling . . . Ramos’s debut is so engaging that the reader might not understand the depths she probes until the book is done. . . . Each character’s complexity will give book groups plenty to discuss.”

– Booklist

“Perhaps the most powerful element of this debut novel by Ramos, who was born in Manila and moved to Wisconsin when she was six, is its portrait of the world of Filipinas in New York. The three-page soliloquy of instructions for nannying delivered to Jane by her more experienced cousin is a work of art in itself. . . . Excellent.”

– Kirkus Reviews