Tucked up on the ward and secure in the latest technology, Zelda is about to give birth to her baby. But things don't go to plan, and as her labour progresses and the drugs take over, Zelda enters a surreal world. Here, past and present become confused and blend with fairytale and myth. Old secrets surface and finally give birth to disturbing revelations in the present. Originally published in the eighties, The Birth Machine was seized on by readers as giving voice to a female experience absent from fiction until then and ...

The Birth Machine 2010, Salt Publishing, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781907773020

Mass-market paperback

Birth Machine 1983, The Women's Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780704339170