A work of fantasy, I Who Have Never Known Men is the haunting and unforgettable account of a near future on a barren earth where women are kept in underground cages guarded by uniformed groups of men. It is narrated by the youngest of the women, the only one with no memory of what the world was like before the cages, who must teach herself, without books or sexual contact, the essential human emotions of longing, loving, learning, companionship, and dying. Part thriller, part mystery, I Who Have Never Known Men shows us the power of one person without memories to reinvent herself piece by piece, emotion by emotion, in the process teaching us much about what it means to be human.
About the Author
Jacqueline Harpman a publie chez Grasset "Orlanda" (Prix Medicis, 1996), "La dormition des amants" (2002), "Passage des ephemeres" (2003), "En toute impunite" (2005), "Du cote d'Ostende" (2006). Elle vit a Bruxelles et exerce la profession de psychanalyste.
Ros Schwartz is a translator of fiction and nonfiction and the chair of English PEN s Writers in Translation program.