Ark Baby

Ark Baby

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By (author) Liz Jensen

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 194mm x 24mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 3 July 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0747585342
  • ISBN 13: 9780747585343
  • Sales rank: 467,184

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Since the year all British women became infertile, Bobby Sullivan's London veterinary clinic has been packed with primate 'children' and, speaking as an alpha male, he's sick to death of them. Hoping to reincarnate himself, he moves north, but finds there is no escape from the Darwinian imperative - or from the sexual pull of the luscious twins Rose and Blanche. As the legacy of the girls' ancestor, Victorian freak Tobias Phelps, begins to connect with a century of history, religion, and evolutionary theory, new hope looms for the nation's future.

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Author information

Liz Jensen is the author of Egg Dancing (long-listed for the Orange Prize), Ark Baby (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and long-listed for the Orange Prize), The Paper Eater, War Crimes for the Home (long-listed for the Orange Prize), and The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, currently in development as a major motion picture by Anthony Minghella. She divides her time between Copenhagen and London.

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'Superb ... wonderfully funny fiction' Daily Telegraph 'A clever, beautifully written, zeitgeisty novel about man's uncertain place in the great chain of being ... underpinned with a sense of humour that takes the extraordinary for granted' Independent 'As much a comedic riff on the assumptions of social progress as it is on the eccentricities of natural selection ... think of Ark Baby as "Monty Python's Origin of Species" ' New York Times Book Review 'A massively ambitious, comic dystopic satire ... Jensen is as sharp as a needle' Literary Review