The Birth of Love: A Novel

The Birth of Love: A Novel

Joanna Kavenna


From the winner of the Orange Award for brand spanking new Writers, an epic novel of childbirth―past, current, and destiny

The yr is 1865. In Vienna, Dr. Ignasz Semmelweiss has been hounded into an asylum by means of his scientific friends, ridiculed for his declare that medical professionals' unwashed fingers are the basis reason behind childbed fever. In present-day London, Bridget Hughes juggles her younger son, husband, and mom as she plans her domestic beginning, unprepared for the trial she is set to suffer. someplace in 2135, in an international the place people are birthed and raised in breeding farms, Prisoner 730004 is on trial for concealing a pregnancy.

Through 3 tales spanning centuries, acclaimed novelist Joanna Kavenna explores the main simple plight of girls, from the slaughterhouse of primitive drugs to a futurisic imaginative and prescient of technological oppression. Poised on the midpoint is Bridget, whose fervent trust within the knowledge of nature is established in a single of the main gripping debts of work to seem in fiction.

Original, strong, and performed out opposed to an unlimited canvas, The delivery of Love is instantaneously a singular concerning the construction of human existence, technological know-how and religion, insanity and compromise, and the epic trip of motherhood.

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