James Bradley’s new novel Ghost Species is a beautiful and deeply affecting exploration of connection and loss in an age of planetary trauma. Set against the backdrop of hastening climate catastrophe, a group of scientists are working to re-engineer the climate by resurrecting extinct species. The protagonist Kate becomes enmeshed in another, 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 growing love for Eve and her obligations to the project, and makes a decision that will alter her and Eve’s lives forever.
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James Bradley is a writer and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist, Clade and, most recently, Ghost Species.
Sophie Cunningham is the author of six books, including the just released book for children, Tippy & Jellybean and City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death & the Need for a Forest.
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