Girl One

£14.99

Eighteen women down to two, two down to Girl One. The world knows them as ‘The Homestead Girls’. Nine women who raised nine ‘miracle babies’ on an experimental commune in rural America. But after a suspicious fire at the ranch kills both the doctor behind the pioneering experiment and one of the youngest of the girls, the mothers and their children are scattered across the country, some embracing the media spotlight, others refusing to talk about it. Now years later, Josephine Morrow, aka Girl One, is studying medicine, following in the footsteps of her beloved mentor, when she is called home to discover that her mother has vanished, while her house has been trashed. If Josie is to find her, and find her alive, she will need to track down her estranged sisters and finally confront the secrets of their dark past – before it is too late.

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‘A gripping and original exploration of sisterhood and identity’ VogueHER BIRTH WAS MANKIND’S GREATEST BREAKTHROUGH.HER LIFE IS MAN’S GREATEST THREAT.Josie Morrow is Girl One, the first of nine Miracle Babies conceived without male DNA on an experimental commune known as the Homestead. The Girls were raised at the Homestead in the shadow of controversy – plagued by zealots calling them aberrations – until a suspicious fire claimed the lives of three people, leaving the survivors to scatter across the United States.Years later, upon learning that her mother has gone missing, Josie sets off on a desperate road trip, tracking down the only people who might help: her estranged sisters. Tracing clues her mother left behind, they journey back through their past, uncovering secrets about their origins and unlocking devastating abilities they never knew they had. But someone out there is determined to stop Josie finding her mother and reaching the truth about what really happened at that ranch.A rousing tale of love, ambition, power, and the extraordinary bonds of sisterhood, Girl One combines the provocative imagination of Naomi Alderman’s The Power with the compelling, atmospheric storytelling of The Girls. ‘I was swept away by this potent feminist speculative thriller. Part road trip and part detective story… Girl One will blaze a path through your reading this summer’ Jane Healey, author of The Animals at Lockwood Manor

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Weight0.72 kg
Dimensions23.4 × 15.3 × 3.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition

Hardback original

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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