Dexter Palmer

Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel

Dexter Palmer

Talk: Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel

Acclaimed science fiction novelist Dexter Palmer (author of "Version Control" and "The Dream of Perpetual Motion") discusses his new book "Mary Toft; or The Rabbit Queen," a work of historical fiction based on the bizarre, fascinating true story of the 18th century English woman who stunned and perplexed the London medical community by seemingly giving birth to seventeen rabbits.

Dexter Palmer

DEXTER PALMER is the author of two previous novels: Version Control, which was selected as one of the best novels of 2016 by GQ, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications, and The Dream of Per­petual Motion, which was selected as one of the best fiction debuts of 2010 by Kirkus Re­views. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

Mary Toft; or, The Rabbit Queen: A Novel

In 1726, in the town of Godalming, England, a woman confounded the nation’s medical community by giving birth to seventeen rabbits. This astonishing true story is the basis for Dexter Palmer’s stunning, powerfully evocative new novel.

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