New Rochelle, NY – Set in the cyberpunk year 2102, “Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree”, penned by New York writer Hilary Smith, puts together individuals and situations that will challenge and disturb your preconceptions about the possible evolution of motherhood.
This novel opens in the world of advanced medicine and genetically engineered humans, when babies are conceived from eggs and sperm that are prescreened for all known genetic disorders. Heritable diseases and infectious diseases are wiped out, and scientists can re-engineer every body part and organ.
Hilary Smith imagines the trajectory of technology, with a fast-paced story line filled with scientific break-throughs, natural disasters and government conspiracies. She takes her readers to a riveting not-so-distant future as her realistic, imperfect protagonists tackle through their own journeys.
A medical expert who completed her pediatric residency training at Bellevue / NYU, Hilary Smith has brought her widespread knowledge to one of the world’s thorniest issues that is certain to be controversial.
It is no longer a question of whether “designer babies” can be created but it is a question of whether we should; a tug-of-war in man’s moral compass. This novel will bring about in-depth discussion and contemplation, coupled with an engrossing story and relatable, beloved characters.
About the Author:
Hilary Smith grew up as an only child in White Plains, NY and then studied science and Spanish at SUNY Albany. She went on to NYU medical school and completed her pediatric residency training at Bellevue / NYU. Currently, She’s working at a small pediatric practice in downtown New Rochelle. Hilary and her husband have two wonderful, loving, active boys. In her spare moments she like to work out, play piano and clarinet, listen to opera, and of course, write.
Paperback: 312 pages
Publisher: Authorcentrix, Inc. (May 10, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches