A more modern (and--very key--much shorter) book than Villette, Daughters of the North is a dystopia in the vein of The Handmaid's Tale. Both are dystopias set in the near future, featuring the collapse of the economy as we know it.
The world in this case is also in the midst of environmental crisis, causing people to be herded into urban centers with strict population control measures implemented.
Sarah Hall has created a world as interesting as it is disturbing. From Goodreads: "Provocative and timely, Daughters of the North poses questions about the lengths women will go to resist their oppressors, and under what circumstances might an ordinary person become a terrorist."