The seventh son

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When a young woman named Talissa answers an advert to carry a child, she cannot begin to imagine the consequences. Behind the doors of the Parn Institute, a billionaire entrepreneur plans to stretch the boundaries of ethics as never before. Through a series of IVF treatments, one they hope no one ever discovers, they set in motion an experiment that is set to upend the human race as we know it. Seth, a baby, is delivered to hopeful parents Mary and Alaric, but when his differences start to mark him out from his peers, he begins to attract unwanted attention.

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‘Genuinely thought-provoking’ THE TIMES

‘Extraordinary’ WILLIAM BOYD

‘Faulks is an enviably graceful and economical writer’ GUARDIAN

A CHILD WILL BE BORN WHO WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING

Tech billionaire Lukas Parn has an ambitious plan. Behind the doors of the IVF clinic in his London institute, a daring switch is made. Young academic Talissa Adam believes she is simply carrying a child for a grateful family, but the baby inside her is different from any living human. The boy, Seth, grows up unaware, though his parents not that he’s different: he can’t make plans, is unaware of danger and seems to have at least one extra sense. But as Seth becomes a man, the truth about him is revealed and the world starts to hunt him down.
‘ [An] unsettling book from one of our most popular novelists; it’s also one of his best’ FINANCIAL TIMES

‘His greatest novel yet‘ ANTONY BEEVOR

Profoundly moving . . . a wonderful and life-affirming love story‘ JAMES HOLLAND

‘Original and enthralling’ PETER JAMES

Additional information

Weight 255 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

368

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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