Published by Tor on February 16, 2021
Genres: Science fiction
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About The Echo Wife
Evelyn is an award-winning scientist at the pinnacle of her career whose work involves clones. She’s also divorced. Her once-loving husband wanted a family, a softer, more agreeable wife. He had an affair and left Evelyn but not just for any woman. He created a clone of Evelyn – a softer, more agreeable Evelyn – ready to be the perfect mother and homemaker, just as he desired and created.
The tension goes through the roof when the clone calls Evelyn begging for her help. And they both embark on a course of action that binds them together and irreparably change their lives.
My thoughts about The Echo Wife
A biting look at the choices women face trying to balance societal demands and expectations with their own desires and needs. With a side trip examining the ethics of clones and how they might be used.
Sharp, twisty, and brilliant. A total page-turner!
If you could, would you clone yourself? Clones have been a SF trope for decades. Clones raised as do-overs or replacements. Or clones grown to be used for parts. Lots of ethical concerns for sure. I’m not sure what I would do if I could have a clone. Tell me what you think in the comments below.
Thank you to Netgalley and Tor Books for the ARC.