‘Our Child of the Stars’ by Stephen Cox

Review by Rhiannon Grant

Close-up of the cover of 'Our Child of the Stars'. | Photo: Courtesy of Jo Fletcher Books.

What do you do when you have to choose between an alien child and your government? Molly and Gene, the married couple at the heart of this warm and engaging novel, are already suspicious of their government – they’re pacifists in the US during the draft and the cold war – and they choose to adopt an extra-terrestrial child, Cory. This is a risky business, negotiating language, health, politics, media and the military – and, above all, hope and trust – as they try to find a way forward.

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