Egg Dancing

Egg Dancing

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
In a darkly satiric novel about genetic engineering, insane asylums, and Christian evangelicalism, a woman discovers her gynecologist husband has been experimenting on her in order to develop the perfect baby, and plans her revenge. A first novel.

Blackwell North Amer
Here is the perfect novel for everyone who ever felt manipulated and lied to in a relationship, for everyone who ever thought they were sane and it was the doctors and psychiatrists who should be locked up, for everyone who ever wished for the perfect, low-maintenance baby, and for everyone who ever had doubts about how far medical science should go - regardless of how far it could go.
Moira Sugden, long-term resident of the Manxheath Institute of Challenged Stability, and her daughters Hazel and Linda are the ideal dysfunctional family. Hazel's husband Gregory is a gynecologist who is developing a "perfect baby" drug by experimenting on both his unsuspecting wife and his complicit mistress; Hazel's 4-year-old son - a result of Gregory's experiments - is communicating telepathically with his institutionalized grandmother; and Hazel's sister Linda has become a groupie of a seductive televangelist.
When Hazel finally learns the awful truth about her husband's research, she joins forces with her mother and sister to get even with the men who are controlling their lives. Too late to stop the birth of the perfect baby. But not too late for a piercingly funny and blackly ironic revenge on genetic engineering and the born-again church.

Baker
& Taylor

In a darkly satiric novel about genetic engineering, insane asylums, and Christian evangelism, a woman discovers her gynecologist husband has been experimenting on her in order to develop the perfect baby, and plans her revenge

Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, [1996], c1995
ISBN: 9780879516451
0879516453
Branch Call Number: FIC J5473e
Characteristics: 282 p. ; 20 cm

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