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Katherine Carlyle (2015)

by Rupert Thomson

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Katherine "Kit" Carlyle is 19, still mourning the death of her mother and resenting her absentee father. An IVF baby, she's haunted by the 8 years she spent as a frozen embryo. Instead of heading off to college at Oxford, she's "experimenting with coincidence," following happenstance clues to her future. Her odyssey will take her to Berlin and on to Russia and the frozen north. The wrap-up is a little disappointing, but the trip is a lovely, eerie, elegant ride. ( )
  beaujoe | Jan 12, 2016 |
A fantastic read. Coming of age of a girl born twice through the wonders of science. Stunning, sparse, and utterly enchanting. Set in Rome, Berlin and the Norwegian/Russian Arctic. Love the cover. Library book. ( )
  seeword | Dec 19, 2015 |
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How slowly the time passes here,
encompassed as I am by
frost and snow!

Mary Shelley
Everything is torment, everything is song
I would love to be loved
And belong to someone
Belong to someone

Endre Ady
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To Judith Gurewich
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I was made in a small square dish.
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In the late 80s, Katherine Carlyle is created using IVF. Stored as a frozen embryo for eight years, she is then implanted in her mother and given life. By the age of nineteen Katherine has lost her mother to cancer, and feels her father to be an increasingly distant figure. Instead of going to college, she decides to disappear, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing-ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scene for a courageous leap from false empowerment to true empowerment.

Written in the beautifully spare, lucid and cinematic prose that Thomson is known for, Katherine Carlyle uses the modern techniques of IVF and cryopreservation to throw new light on the myth of origins. It is a profound and moving novel about where we come from, what we make of ourselves, and how we are loved. [Amazon.co.uk]
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Katherine Carlye is an IVF baby. Stored as a frozen embryo for eight years, she is then implanted in her mother and given life. By the age of nineteen, Katherine has lost her mother to cancer, and feels her father to be an increasingly distant figure. Instead of going to college, she disappears, telling no one where she has gone. What begins as an attempt to punish her father for his absence gradually becomes a testing ground of his love for her, a coming-to-terms with the death of her mother, and finally the mise-en-scŠene for a courageous leap to true empowerment.… (more)

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