Mary Modern by Camille DeAngelis

Lucy Morrigan, a young genetic researcher, lives with her boyfriend, Gray, and an odd collection of tenants in her crumbling family mansion. Surrounded by four generations of clothes, photographs, furniture, and other remnants of past lives, Lucy and Gray’s home life is strangely out of touch with the modern world—except for Lucy’s high-tech lab in the basement.

Frustrated by her unsuccessful attempts to attain motherhood or tenure, Lucy takes drastic measures to achieve both. Using a bloodstained scrap of an apron found in the attic, Lucy successfully clones her grandmother Mary. But rather than conjuring a new baby, Lucy brings to life a twenty-two-year-old Mary, who is confused and disoriented when she finds herself trapped in the strangest sort of déjà vu: alive in a home that is no longer her own, surrounded by reminders of a life she has already lived but doesn’t remember.

A remarkable debut novel, Mary Modern turns an unflinching eye on the joyous, heartbreaking, and utterly unexpected consequences of human desire.

About this author
Camille DeAngelis was born in November 1980 in New Jersey, where she still lives (most of the time). She received a B.A. in Art History from New York University in 2002. During her time at NYU she wrote and worked for the Washington Square News and spent an idyllic semester at La Pietra in Florence. After graduating, she worked as an editorial assistant in a nonfiction imprint at HarperCollins.

Camille’s first travel-writing gig was co-writing Hanging Out in Ireland, a shoestring guide published in 2001. Between her first research trip in the spring of 2000 for Hanging Out and her most recent experience writing for Moon Handbooks in 2006, she’s been back to Ireland many times. She lived in Galway in 2004-2005 while in the M.A. in Writing program at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and wrote Mary Modern while there. Camille’s new novel, Petty Magic, was also penned in Galway.


4 comentarii (+add yours?)

  1. Denisa
    nov. 27, 2012 @ 07:22:43

    Nu am mai trecut de mult pe aici pentru ca scoala imi mananca tot timpul dar am o intrebare.
    Mai faci concursul ala?


  2. larisaoana
    nov. 27, 2012 @ 17:54:21

    Hey, Denisa!
    Mada este cea care se ocupa de concurs, din cate stiam eu trebuia sa anunte castigatorii duminica, probabil a intervenit ceva. Stai linistita, este o persoana de incredere asa ca in curand vom avea castigatorul.


  3. krisszu95shinny
    dec. 01, 2012 @ 12:25:16

    nu artrebuii sa iti ceri scuze toti am avut un program infernal sidin nefericire inca nu s-a incheiat pt unii


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