The Strange Egg

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The Strange Egg

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Author: Kirstie Millar


ISBN: 9781915628022

Date: 19th January, 2023


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  2. Gynaecology And Obstetrics
  3. Individual Poets
  4. Social And Health Topics


'Doctor, I had a terrible dream. In my dream I saw my own body, and I saw what you will do to it.' A woman is faced, month after month, with the birth of a strange egg. Her doctor asks that she take notes on her symptoms, documenting black blood clots as big as pennies, winking stars in her eyes, and relentless pain. As the woman waits for aid from her doctor, she begins to have strange premonitions of what will be done to her body. The egg, meanwhile, is watchful and demanding. Impatient. The Strange Egg is as gorgeous as it is horrifying. Highly original, it challenges long-held beliefs that people of marginalised genders are unreliable and irrational witnesses to our own bodies. The Strange Egg is a luminous gothic prose poem that delves into the mythopoeic to express injustice at the hands of abusive medical systems.

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