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The Growing Season

Narrated by: Clare Corbett
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
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What if anyone could have a baby? A thought-provoking and unforgettable novel from a rising star. 

Now anyone can have a baby. With FullLife’s safe and affordable health-care plan, the brave new world is here. Without the pouch, Eva might not have been born. And yet she has sacrificed her career, and maybe even her relationship, campaigning against FullLife’s biotech baby pouches. Despite her efforts, everyone prefers a world where women are liberated from danger and constraint and all can share the joy of childbearing. Perhaps FullLife has helped transform society for the better? But just as Eva decides to accept this, she discovers that something strange is happening at FullLife.

Piotr hasn’t seen Eva in years. Not since their life together dissolved in tragedy. But Piotr’s a journalist who has also uncovered something sinister about FullLife. What drove him and Eva apart may just bring them back together as they search for the truth behind FullLife’s closed doors and face a truth of their own. 

A beautiful story about family, loss and what our future might hold, The Growing Season is an original and powerful novel by a rising talent.

©2017 Helen Sedgwick (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • 12-16-18

Poignant

A poignant reflection on life, death, love, and loss, which also raises some fascinating ethical questions on the subject of artificial wombs.

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  • Ingibjorg
  • 09-30-18

Very interesting premise

This novel presents such an interesting premise, childbirth outside the womb and questions regarding gender equality, social injustice and the dangers involved in such new technology, in relation to ethics and the pitfalls of capitalism.

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  • 03-30-19

Detailed

The story is brilliant and detailed. you start to feel like this is a world you really live in.
I struggled to listen to the narator at times. she was beautifully spoken but didn't give enough difference in tone between the characters and I feel that her depiction of men was very forced. I cringed whenever a 'man' spoke in the naration.