I first learned about Caragh M. O’Brien when I saw her book in the blog Leiturinhas. The cover was amazing, and I put it on my to be read list as soon as I could. Last week I contacted Caragh asking if she would do an interview with us, and she kindly agree.
So, let’s learn a little more about her?
Caragh is married and have 3 children, and the idea for Birthmarked came during a drive from Connecticut to California. Birthmarked is an idea full of her own concerns and seems like an amazing book.
After climate change, on the north shore of Unlake Superior, a dystopian world is divided between those who live inside the wall, and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone, who live outside. It’s Gaia’s job to “advance” a quota of infants from poverty into the walled Enclave, until the night one agonized mother objects, and Gaia’s parents disappear.
As Gaia’s efforts to save her parents take her within the wall, she faces the brutal injustice of the Enclave and discovers she alone holds the key to a secret code, a code of “birthmarked” babies and genetic merit.
Fraught with difficult moral choices and rich with intricate layers of codes, Birthmarked explores a colorful, cruel, eerily familiar world where a criminal is defined by her genes, and one girl can make all the difference.
Interesting, right? So send your questions about Birthmarked, Caragh, sequels… Anything you want! We will have answers next Tuesday!