James Bradley - Ghost Species - online launch
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About The Event
James Bradley is Australia’s foremost climate novelist. In an age of climate catastrophe -- when it seems as though the country is at war against droughts, fires and floods on all fronts -- his voice could not be more vital.
Set against the backdrop of hastening climate catastrophe, Ghost Species is an exquisitely beautiful and deeply affecting exploration of connection and loss in an age of planetary trauma.
James is joined in-conversation by author Tony Birch. This conversation will take place on Zoom.
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About the Book
When scientist Kate Larkin joins a secretive project to re-engineer the climate by resurrecting extinct species, she becomes enmeshed in another, even more clandestine program to recreate our long-lost relatives, the Neanderthals. But when the first of the children, a girl called Eve, is born, Kate finds herself torn between her duties as a scientist and her urge to protect their time-lost creation.
Set against the backdrop of hastening climate catastrophe, Ghost Species is an exquisitely beautiful and deeply affecting exploration of connection and loss in an age of planetary trauma. For as Eve grows to adulthood she and Kate must face the question of who and what she is. Is she natural or artificial? Human or non-human? And perhaps most importantly, as civilisation unravels around them, is Eve the ghost species, or are we?
Thrillingly original, Ghost Species is embedded with a deep love and understanding of the natural world.
"A story vital to any understanding of how we choose to live with each other and the precious planet that provides us with life." - Tony Birch.
"James Bradley is a writer of ideas and this prescient, thrillingly imaginative novel shows us what’s to become of humanity... An urgent, frighteningly timely novel about ethics, technology and love, Ghost Species made me think again and again of the poet Rilke’s command: You must change your life." - Charlotte Wood
About the Author
James Bradley is the author of four novels, Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, and a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus. His books have won or been shortlisted for a number of major Australian and international literary awards and have been widely translated.
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