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What to expect

WINNER OF THE POLARI FIRST BOOK PRIZE 2019

FEATURED ON THE GUARDIAN’S BEST BOOKS OF 2018

‘One of the feminist novels of 2018’ Stylist

‘Handmaid’s Tale-shaped hole in your life? Read XXThe Times

‘A pacy dystopian thriller’ Red Magazine

‘A phenomenal debut’ Skinny

‘Emotionally compelling’ Lauren Wilkinson

HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO FOR A CHILD OF YOUR OWN?

When Rosie and Jules discover a ground-breaking clinical trial that enables two women to have a female baby, they jump at the chance to make history.

Fear-mongering politicians and right-wing movements are quick to latch on to the controversies surrounding Ovum-to-Ovum (o-o) technology and stoke the fears of the public. What will happen to the numbers of little boys born? Is there a sinister conspiracy to eradicate men at play?

In this toxic political climate, Jules and Rosie try to hide their baby from scrutiny. But when the news of Rosie’s pregnancy is leaked to the media, their relationship is put under a microscope and they’re forced to question the loyalty of those closest to them, and battle against a tirade of hate that threatens to split them apart…

Critics Review

  • One of the feminist novels of 2018

    Stylist
  • A pacy dystopian thriller

    Red Magazine
  • Clever and fast paced

    Good Housekeeping
  • Topical, probing and quietly intense – XX is a phenomenal debut

    Skinny
  • Fantastic – completely topical, utterly believable, and that rare thing: an issue-driven book that feels like a story, not an issue

    Julie Cohen
  • This is really, really good! A commercial Handmaid’s Tale meets Humans. Timely, current, controversial

    Nina Potell, Prima

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