Rachel asked Emer Martin:

I have just finished Baby Zero, which I enjoyed immensely. I was curious as to why you chose to make the family from a fictitious country rather than choosing a real one?

Emer Martin Some have asked me where Orap is. Orap is a creation of the West, a mythical place, the book is surreal, set in a future, which feels like today, just closer to the end. All the wild animals are extinct – as could well happen in our near future. The name of the family Fattaggas is the indicator of this surrealist intention – being the name of a famous surrealist exhibition with Max Ernst, among others, taking part.

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