Curfew: ReviewCurfew imagines a world in which people fed up with male-dominated crimes have enacted laws placing strict curfews and other restrictions on all males. Round-the-clock tracking via ankle monitors ensures that men can't violate curfew or commit crimes without leaving an electronic trail.
The plot follows a woman and her teenage daughter as they deal with the return of her estranged husband, sent away for curfew violations. The teenage daughter tries to help a male friend escape the confines of his tracker too. Numerous conflicts reach a crescendo by the final act.
While not as violently dark as The Handmaid's Tale, it is still somewhat terrifying since the world of Curfew seems even less removed from current society, given that the main tracking technology is already in use in the legal system. It would seem only one Minority Report-esque step to use trackers proactively on potential offenders (in this case, all men).
In total, this is a well-told tale with a near-future dystopian twist, filling out a new extension to the genre.
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