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Can a child be bought? Helen’s adolescent kids wish to move out as soon as possible. There’s Jim, the natural athlete, and Romy, lead singer of The Wise Girls. For fulfilment Helen wants a new child but her husband is unwilling, which leads her to find the perfect sperm donor in a special spa. From day one, baby Doneus seems to have extraordinary maturity and stands out as different from those around him. Praise for the Author Publishers Weekly: ‘Readers will be relishing the subtle beauty of the author’s prose.’ Royal Court Theatre: ‘Flair and control, tension and energy, as well as poeticism.’ Kirkus Review: ‘Perceptive and engrossing.’ BBC: ‘Consistently original and intriguing. Strongly atmospheric, a talent for dialogue, evocative imagery…’