Here’s the basic idea; get out and get yersen a copy pronto.
Written and set in the 1950’s, an anthropologist joins an expedition to PNG and in the jungle they come across what may be the missing link between humans and our primate cousins.
He inseminates a female (turkey baster just in case you were wondering), brings the mother to be to England where she gives birth. He registers, baptises and then kills the offspring before proceeding to call the police and demand to stand trial for murder.
What follows is just a fantastic debate on the nature of what it means to be human seen from multiple points of view.
An absolute “must read”. Geddin. I just love it when this happens. Perfect.