What if anyone could have a baby? A boldly original and unforgettable novel from a rising star.
Now we have equality. Now we’ve outgrown our biology. With FullLife’s baby pouch, women are liberated and men can share the joy of childbearing. Holly’s whole family knows the benefits, but Eva doesn’t believe society has changed for the better and Piotr has uncovered a secret behind FullLife’s glossy facade. What separates them may just bring them together, as they search for the truth about FullLife and each face a truth of their own.
'A compelling what-if about the female body, technology and power' Guardian
"So enjoyed The Growing Season. . . Galloped my way to the conclusion, despite wishing it would never end. Smart & provocative."
"The Growing Season poses a compelling what-if about the female body, technology and power"
"You know when you read the back of a book and your neck hairs go all tingly? This is one of them. . . an inventive tale that'll leave you contemplating what the future holds."
"Sedgwick describes her off-kilter world brilliantly and she considers the big ideas in her novel from all sides like a true scientist. . . It’s smart and thoughtful writing – a novel to make you consider deeply what family means and what the not-too-distant future might hold."
"I adored ex-physicist Sedgwick’s dazzling debut literary novel, The Comet Seekers, a critically-acclaimed, super-smart love story that’s anchored in an Antarctic scientific research centre but spans centuries and multiple locations. Her new one is just as brainy and ambitious… Clever stuff"