Weldon, Fay The Cloning of Joanna May

ISBN 13: 9780001050143

The Cloning of Joanna May

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Joanna May thinks herself unique, indivisable - until one day, she discovers there are five of her. How will the clones withstand the shock of first meeting each other, and will Carl, the clones' creator, take revenge for his wife's infidelity and destroy the sisters one by one?

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‘The deadly accuracy of Fay Weldon’s psychology makes this bizarre tale a compulsive page-turner’
Daily Mail

‘A triumph of complex entertainment’
The Times

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Joanna May thought herself unique, indivisible – until one day, she discovered herself to be five: though childless she was a mother: though an only child she was surrounded by sisters young enough to be her daughters – the clones of Joanna May.

How will they withstand the shock of first meeting? And what of the avenging Carl, Joanna’s former husband and the clones’ creator; will he take revenge for his wife’s infidelity and destroy her sisters one by one?

In this astonishing novel, Fay Weldon weaves a web of paradox quite awesome in its cunning. Probing into the strange world of genetic engineering, 'The Cloning of Joanna May' raises frightening questions about our identity as individuals – and provides some startling answers. Funny, serious, revolutionary, this is the work of a master storyteller at the height of her powers.

“A triumph of complex entertainment”

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