In an extremely harsh world where females are rare, men are ruthless, violent and (mis)treat the remaining woman as commodities or objects rather than human beings. Morals are nonexistent and compassion is scarce. Because Marlin has been conditioned to think of women this way, and because Nessa is determined to do what it takes to survive, this is not your typical romance. It's dark, and unsettling, and controversial. Not having read Breeders yet, I'm definitely intrigued, and I want to know more about this world... and how it became this broken.*** Mature content and themes.