Egg Dancing

Egg Dancing


By (author) Liz Jensen

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 19mm | 505g
  • Publication date: 3 July 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0747585261
  • ISBN 13: 9780747585268
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 713,863

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With only a schizophrenic mother and a militantly hostile sister for backup, Hazel Sugden, food-splattered mum and queen of low self-esteem, is palpably unfit to save the future of mankind as we know it. But, when embryology, psychiatry and religion clash over the miracle designer drug Genetic Choice, the dysfunctional trio are propelled into action with explosively comic results.

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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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'One preposterous event succeeds another in this ingenious and entertaining cautionary tale' The Times 'An assured, hilarious and insightful novel ... propelled along by the comic rhythm of the writing, you're carried on a crazy journey you won't be sorry you took' Time Out 'Entertaining ... with a wickedly black sense of humour' Observer 'Wonderfully dark ... a real page-turner, not for the squeamish' Helen Lederer