*Shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize
*Shortlisted for the 2018 Aurealis Award
I still have her skin on me. i still feel her hurt, her disappointment, her terrible bittersweet scent of ennui. I wonder if the weeks will scour her body from my skin.
Liv is an artist who works with stories: an explorer at the confluence of narrative and technology. She sends her first lover Caspar a gift, a virtual reality experience, and it is the gift of her story - the chance to relive their sexual relationship from inside her skin.
Will it change him?
And Liv - how will it change her to work with Ronnie, in jail for crimes against children? With Cameron, a synthetic boy created by scientists to study illicit desire? What will it mean for her own ageing body as she moves simultaneously towards the death of her flesh and the birth of her first real love?
At a time when science may soon enable us to transform our bodies, even outrun death itself, An Uncertain Grace reframes the old questions - who we are; what we want to become - for a new era. Lyrical and compelling, this novel reveals one of Australia's most inventive and provocative writers at the peak of her craft.
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