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The New Child

An archaeologist and his wife can’t have a child, when he discovers a 15,000 year-old skeleton and uses its DNA in a cloning experiment to have a child, which he and his wife raise as their own. But the child becomes increasingly wild.

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    October 23, 2012, 6:23 pm
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    It was an interesting concept but I found the ending hard to believe. That the parents would abandon the child. As well many sentences did not make sense.

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  2. October 6, 2012, 2:35 am
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    This has a novel concept in that an archaeologist and his wife can’t have a child, but then he finds some DNA from a 15,000 year old skeleton on a dig and with the help of a scientist friend seeks to have a surrogate child he and his wife can raise as their own. He has two goals — to have a child and also the idea of a scientific breakthrough intrigues him. The story then focuses on what happens and the media storm that occurs when the news gets out. The story adheres to the classic three act structure with rising conflicts as the story develops, with Act I the discovery of the DNA and decision to have a child; Act II raising the child with increasing conflicts; and Act III, the realization that he and his wife have to return the child to her homeland in Mexico. The role of the child is especially interesting as she becomes more and more strong and independent, reflecting her ancient roots. The dialogue is tight and helps to show off the characters, and the growing tension as the child grows up and has struggles with other kids builds suspense about what will happen.

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