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5.0 out of 5 stars 'The Cloning of Joanna May' by Fay Weldon, 16 Feb. 2012
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'The Cloning of Joanna May' is Fay Weldon at her best; well, second best, behind 'The Life and Loves of a She-devil'. The story is original and involving, mixing her typical domestic drama with the 90s fascination for cloning. Weldon also throws in recurring images of tarot cards that create an ominous atmosphere whilst exploring notions of destiny. As well as being darkly funny and - in places - quite angry and moral, the narrative is philosophical and taps into various feminist theories about identity. Re-using her technique of alternating chapters between 1st and 3rd person, we experience the narrative unfolding in different ways. At times elaborate and at others sparse, the prose has an energy and crispness that makes the novel a particularly enjoyable read.
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