The Strange Egg : A Symptoms Diary, Paperback / softback Book

The Strange Egg : A Symptoms Diary Paperback / softback

Part of the Art Squares series

Paperback / softback

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The Strange Egg is a luminous gothic prose poem that delves into the mythopoeic to express injustice at the hands of abusive medical systems. 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. Kirstie Millar's 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.


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