Saturday 25 January 2014


A mixture of science and humor, THE NEANDERTHAL'S AUNT combines a serious discussion of cutting edge biology with an incorrigible dog, intermittent veganism, and a little light bondage to ultimately tell the story of two sisters who become fundamentally divided on the question of what it means to be human.
Title: The Neanderthal's Aunt
Author: Gina DeMarco
Publisher: Self/Indie
Pages/File Size: 274pages/1195KB
Formats Available: E-Book

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Sara Nicoletta is a biologist who is about to become the aunt of a Neanderthal baby. 

Or so her sister Liz says. A company claims that it can make a Neanderthal from its DNA sequence and Liz has signed up to be their first customer. 

Sara, of course, is sure that the project is far too technically difficult to be possible and must surely be a con. But Liz will hear none of it and is soon preparing to bring her previously-extinct baby home to the Upper West Side. 

When word spreads about the project, it begins encompassing all of Sara’s life, compromising her privacy and threatening her reputation as a serious scientist. But as the Neanderthal pregnancy progresses even Sara is forced to wonder if resurrecting the Neanderthal might just be possible. 

She lives in Massachusetts where she enjoys cooking and playing with her small dog. In her day job, Gina works as a biologist, usually sequencing some type of DNA. 
Because her work includes honest portrayals of awkward scientist sex, she writes under a pen name.

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