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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Fauna
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'Set 17 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 a company who offer massive incentives for her to join an experimental programme called LifeBLOOD. As part of the agreement, she 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.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2020 .
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      • Published 4th February 2020
      ISBN: 9781760876302

Works about this Work

Among the Animals Anne Barnetson (interviewer), 2019 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , October vol. 99 no. 4 2019; (p. 20-21)
'Donna Mazza's novel Fauna is set in a near-future in which a woman is enticed into an experimental program that mixes her embryo with genetically edited cells Reviewer Anne Barnetson says the novel 'skilfully fuses the real concerns of parenting in the age of catastrophic climate change with a dystopian plot'. She speaks to the author.'
Among the Animals Anne Barnetson (interviewer), 2019 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , October vol. 99 no. 4 2019; (p. 20-21)
'Donna Mazza's novel Fauna is set in a near-future in which a woman is enticed into an experimental program that mixes her embryo with genetically edited cells Reviewer Anne Barnetson says the novel 'skilfully fuses the real concerns of parenting in the age of catastrophic climate change with a dystopian plot'. She speaks to the author.'
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