The Only Ones

The Only Ones, by Carola Dibbell

Published by Two Dollar Radio

LIST PRICE: $16.99
PAGES: 334
ISBN: 978-1-937512-27-9
PUBLICATION DATE: March 17, 2015
FEATURES: Gate-fold, Deckle Edge

Synopsis

In a post-pandemic world, young Inez Fardo makes a living off her immunities, selling blood and teeth, genes and sex, renting herself out as a subject in bizarre experiments, until one project goes awry, leaving Inez to deal with the result: a baby girl put together in an unusual way. . .

Like The Handmaid’s Tale or Never Let Me Go, The Only Ones asks tough questions about who has the right to create life and how. But its answers are ultimately hopeful. Told by a narrator as shrewd as she is clueless, as eloquent as she is crude, with homey details of childrearing set against microscopes and tanks in a bleak near future, this is a vision of mothering as a wild science fiction adventure, terrifying and comic, heartbreaking and mysterious, but always familiar.

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