My Child, the Algorithm

Hannah Silva


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Footnote Press Ltd
7 June 2023
ISBN: 9781804440407
272 pages

From the publisher

“Raises the stakes for the rest of us writers” ISABEL WAIDNER
“An important new talent” FIONA SHAW
“Bold and inventive . . . I loved it” IRENOSEN OKOJIE
“Silva’s book asks all the right questions” JOANNA WALSH
“Curious, queer, whip-smart, hilarious and tender” GAIL MCCONNELL

A living exploration of undoing and redoing queer single parenting and love, in conversation with an AI algorithm and a toddler.

As Hannah Silva navigates friendship, dating and life as a queer single parent in London, her toddler and the algorithm contribute humour, play and insight. With the help/disruption of these unreliable narrators, Hannah deconstructs her story, and constructs a new one. She unravels everything she has been taught to want, finding alternative ways of thinking, loving and parenting today.

Queer, creative, sexy and compassionate, My Child, the Algorithm is non-fiction at its finest.