Sarah Ditum

A Kink in the Road

Future Sex

By Emily Witt

Faber & Faber 210 pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

Being really neither about the future nor consistently about sex, Future Sex is a disappointment. Its pitch is a big idea on an urgent theme – a kind of state of the insemination address, or The Way We Frig Now. But what Emily Witt delivers is an accidental exemplar of another modern malaise: the essay collection ransacked from various outlets and contorted into a fictive autobiographical and intellectual arc.

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