Start Reading

The Cloning of Joanna May: A Novel

Length: 323 pages8 hours


Fay Weldon delivers a brilliant novel that lays bare the secret hearts of women and men
When Joanna May’s husband, nuclear entrepreneur Carl, discovered that she was having an affair, he filed for divorced and had her lover killed. Now, sixty-year-old Joanna has no children and lives with her decades-younger gardener, a wannabe rock star. Carl, who also lives with a much younger partner, has never quite recovered from the affair—and Joanna is about to discover just how tightly he’s held on. Thirty years ago, when Joanna thought she was having an abortion, Carl and her gynecologist conducted a terrifying experiment. The result? Jane, Gina, Julie, and Alice; one person replicated four times. And all of them, Joanna included, are suffering at the hands of the men in their lives.  The Cloning of Joanna May is a spellbinding novel about the elusive nature of identity, the consequences of playing God, and the ongoing struggle for power between women and men.

Read on the Scribd mobile app

Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.