Victoria Hetherington

Victoria Hetherington

Victoria Hetherington worked as a butcher and an artist’s model before graduating to writing just about anything you can imagine for money. Their debut novel, Mooncalves, was a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award 2020. Hetherington lives in Toronto.

Website:  vhetherington.com
Twitter: @VMHetherington
Instagram: vmhetherington

A beautifully written and profoundly enthralling novel that made me wonder if Joan Didion had started writing literary fiction.” –Michael Redhill

FESTIVAL BOOK

Autonomy

<strong>In a near future ravaged by illness, one woman and her AI companion enter a dangerous bubble of the superrich.</strong>

It's 2035: a fledging synthetic consciousness “wakes up” in a lab. Jenny, the lead developer, determined to nurture this synthetic being like a child, trains it to work with people at the border of the American Protectorate of Canada. She names it Julian.

Two years later, Slaton, a therapist at a university, is framed by a student for arranging an illegal abortion. She follows the student to America and is detained at the border, where she meets Julian in virtual space. After a week of interviewing, he decides to stay with her, learning about the world, the human condition, and what it means to fall in love. Meanwhile, a mysterious plague is spreading across the world. Only the far-seeing and well-connected Julian can protect Slaton from the impending societal collapse.

<em>Autonomy</em> is an ambitious philosophical novel about the possibilities for love in a world in which human bodies are either threatened or irrelevant.<strong> </strong>

<strong>GET THE BOOK</strong>

<a href="https://shop.owlsnestbooks.com/item/a-c8S3j7QPNP1U58mE2QRg">Owl’s Nest Books</a> (Calgary) | <a href="https://calgary.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S95C1437035">Calgary Public Library </a>

<strong>BE CURIOUSER</strong>
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<li>Review: A powerful take on love, loss and artificial intelligence. <a href="https://vancouversun.com/entertainment/books/review-a-powerful-take-on-love-loss-and-artificial-intelligence"><strong><em>-Vancouver Sun</em></strong></a></li>
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