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The Only Ones

Carola Dibbell

Inez wanders a post-pandemic world, strangely immune to disease, making her living by volunteering as a test subject. She is hired to provide genetic material to a grief-stricken, affluent mother, who lost all four of her daughters within four short weeks. This experimental genetic work is policed by a hazy network of governmental ethics committees, and threatened by the Knights of Life, religious zealots who raze the rural farms where much of this experimentation is done. When the mother backs out at the last minute, Inez is left responsible for the product, which in this case is a baby girl, Ani. Inez must protect Ani, who is a scientific breakthrough, keeping her alive, dodging authorities and religious fanatics, and trying to provide Ani with the childhood that Inez never had, which means a stable home and an education. With a stylish voice influenced by years of music writing, The Only Ones is a time-old story, tender and iconic, about how much we love our children, however they come, as well as a sly commentary on class, politics, and the complexities of reproductive technology.

Inez wanders a post-pandemic world, strangely immune to disease, making her living by volunteering as a test subject. She is hired to provide genetic material to a grief-stricken, affluent mother, who lost all four of her daughters within four short weeks. This experimental genetic work is policed by a hazy network of governmental ethics committees, and threatened by the Knights of Life, religious zealots who raze the rural farms where much of this experimentation is done. When the mother backs out at the last minute, Inez is left responsible for the product, which in this case is a baby girl, Ani. Inez must protect Ani, who is a scientific breakthrough, keeping her alive, dodging authorities and religious fanatics, and trying to provide Ani with the childhood that Inez never had, which means a stable home and an education. With a stylish voice influenced by years of music writing, The Only Ones is a time-old story, tender and iconic, about how much we love our children, however they come, as well as a sly commentary on class, politics, and the complexities of reproductive technology.
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Description:

Inez wanders a post-pandemic world, strangely immune to disease, making her living by volunteering as a test subject. She is hired to provide genetic material to a grief-stricken, affluent mother, who lost all four of her daughters within four short weeks. This experimental genetic work is policed by a hazy network of governmental ethics committees, and threatened by the Knights of Life, religious zealots who raze the rural farms where much of this experimentation is done. When the mother backs out at the last minute, Inez is left responsible for the product, which in this case is a baby girl, Ani. Inez must protect Ani, who is a scientific breakthrough, keeping her alive, dodging authorities and religious fanatics, and trying to provide Ani with the childhood that Inez never had, which means a stable home and an education. With a stylish voice influenced by years of music writing, The Only Ones is a time-old story, tender and iconic, about how much we love our children, however they come, as well as a sly commentary on class, politics, and the complexities of reproductive technology.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sasha Dunbrooke

Length:

11h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:53


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

35:28


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

22:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

24:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

19:31


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

21:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:33