by Leni Zumas
Fiction (US), 368 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, January 16, 2018
“Red Clocks” imagines a near future in which America’s laws have changed — by federal decree, abortion is illegal in all 50 states. Unwilling to risk alienating a major trading partner, Canada has agreed to shore up “the Pink Wall” of its southern border, and arrest and extradite women trying to enter the country to have an abortion. In vitro fertilization has also been outlawed, and soon to take effect is new legislation, entitled “Every Child Needs Two,” that will prevent single women from adopting children. “Red Clocks” follows four women living in a small town in Oregon as they grapple with this new reality.