Mary Modern

Mary Modern

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Like the "New York Times" bestseller "The Time Traveler's Wife," this compelling debut novel weaves an old-fashioned love story with modern science--and leaves us wanting more.
Lucy Morrigan, a young genetic researcher, lives with her boyfriend, Gray, in her crumbling family mansion. Surrounded by four generations of clothes, photographs, furniture, and other remnants of past lives, they are strangely out of touch with the modern world-- except in the basement, where Lucy works in the hightech lab she inherited from her father. Frustrated by her unsuccessful attempts to win tenure and bear a child, she takes drastic measures to achieve both: She uses a bloodstained scrap of apron found in the attic to successfully clone her grandmother.
Naturally, Lucy is hoping for a baby. Instead, she brings to life 22-year-old Mary. Alive in a home that is no longer her own, amid reminders of a life she has lived but doesn't remember, Mary is trapped in the strangest sort of deja vu, and Lucy must face the truth about love, longing, and the ties that bind.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 149.86 x 25.4mm | 181.44g
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1598870971
  • 9781598870978

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Lucy Morrigan, a young genetic researcher, lives with her boyfriend, Gray, and an odd collection of tenants in her crumbling family mansion. Surrounded by four generations of clothes, photographs, furniture, and other remnants of past lives, Lucy and Gray's home life is strangely out of touch with the modern world--except for Lucy's high-tech lab in the basement.
Frustrated by her unsuccessful attempts to attain motherhood or tenure, Lucy takes drastic measures to achieve both. Using a bloodstained scrap of an apron found in the attic, Lucy successfully clones her grandmother Mary. But rather than conjuring a new baby, Lucy brings to life a twenty-two-year-old Mary, who is confused and disoriented when she finds herself trapped in the strangest sort of deja vu: alive in a home that is no longer her own, surrounded by reminders of a life she has already lived but doesn't remember.
A remarkable debut novel, "Mary Modern" turns an unflinching eye on the joyous, heartbreaking, and utterly unexpected consequences of human desire.
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Highbridge Audio's production of "Mary Modern" is stellar and should not be missed.- The Heard Word
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734 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 17% (126)
4 32% (232)
3 34% (250)
2 12% (86)
1 5% (40)
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