Set seventeen years into a very recognisable future, Fauna is an astonishing psychological drama with an incredible twist: What if the child you are carrying is not entirely human?
Using DNA technology, scientists have started to reverse the extinction of creatures like the mammoth and the Tasmanian Tiger. The benefits of this radical approach could be far-reaching. But how far will they go?
Longing for another child, Stacey is recruited by LifeBLOOD®, a company that offers massive incentives for her to join an experimental genetics program. As part of the agreement, Stacey and her husband’s embryo will be blended with edited cells. Just how edited, Stacey doesn’t really know. Nor does she have any idea how much her longed-for new daughter will change her life and that of her family. Or how hard she will have to fight to protect her.
Fauna is a transformative, lyrical and moving novel about love and motherhood, home and family—and what it means to be human.
"Provocative, unnerving, and entirely possible. The most frightening thing about Fauna is that it convinces. Utterly. We have all been warned." SOFIA LAGUNA, Miles Franklin Award-winning author of The Eye of the Sheep
"Fauna reminds us of how exquisitely vulnerable our need to love and to nurture renders us, but tells also of the strength and wonder of this need, which - even when the definition of the word is uncertain - must lie at the heart of what it means to be human... Frightening, believable, yet filled with hope and tenderness." PEGGY FREW, author of the critically acclaimed Islands