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Need a Kidney? A Skull? Just Bring Cash

The New York Times
June 16, 2011

Books of The Times: The Red Market

Whereas black markets trade in illegal goods like guns and drugs, the “red market,” the journalist Scott Carney says in his revealing if somewhat scattershot new book, trades in human flesh – in kidneys and other organs, in human corneas, blood, bones and eggs. Many of the real-life examples he cites in this chilling volume cannot help but remind the reader of a horror movie, or of Kazuo Ishiguro’s devastating dystopian novel “Never Let Me Go” (2005), in which we learn that a group of children are clones who have been raised to “donate” replacement body parts.

Read the full book review in The New York Times

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Blood, Bones And Organs: The Gruesome ‘Red Market’ (NPR)

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