An astonishing novel that probes into the strange world of genetic engineering.
Joanna May thought herself unique, indivisible – until one day, to her hideous shock, 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 daughers – Jane, Julie, Gina and Alice, 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.
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‘The deadly accuracy of Fay Weldon’s psychology makes this bizarre tale a compulsive page-turner’
‘A triumph of complex entertainment’
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Book Description Fontana Press, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6178456