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Mary Madras, left-wing back-bencher in The Australian Federal Parliament, learns that her son Thomas, an embryologist, has implanted an embryo in his new wife Marta. The sperm is from his twin brother Jesus, and the egg from his dead mistress. Marta's revelation begins a parliamentary campaign against new reproductive technologies; a modern 'storming of the Acropolis'. However, can Mary unite political enemies, right-wing Athena and independent Green, Diana Hunt? Politics, religion, mythology, new reproductive technologies and the environment interwoven are into an irreverent satire with a keen sense of the ridiculous. Contemporary and provocative.