Dystopian / Sci-Fi / Women's Lit
Date Published: November 2015
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Fifteen years after the Last War devastated families and infrastructure, women have taken over under the banner of peace and equality. Only too late do they realize it's a slippery slope to oppression. In RUN Ragged, Rhia, a strong and independent sea captain finds herself trapped in The Center, a re-education facility designed to help people fit into the rules of the new matriarchal society. The warden claims to be guiding those in her care, but Rhia quickly sees the cracks in the system. Faced with the terrifying torture and brainwashing the warden inflicts, those cracks become gaping holes that threaten to pull Rhia down into the depths of despair. Can she resist this slow subversion and become the reluctant hero the inmates need?
RUN Ragged is a suspenseful second story by the award-winning author of Women's Work. It's a disturbing look at what price we are willing to pay for peace and how much we are willing to ignore to keep our conscience clear.
About the Author
Kari Aguila was the recipient of an IndieReader Discovery Award for her first novel, Women's Work. Her stories are gripping and thought-provoking looks at gender stereotypes and relationships set in a dystopic future. She is also an avid gardener, outdoor enthusiast, and mother of three. Aguila lives in Seattle with her family, and loves meeting with Book Clubs, Wine Clubs, or Book Clubs with Wine. RUN Ragged is her second novel.