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  • ISBN: 0544277716
  • ISBN: 9780544277717
  • Physical Description: 228 pages ; 19 cm
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  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021.

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Summary, etc.: A first pregnancy is interrupted by test results at once catastrophic and uncertain. A second pregnancy ends in a fraught birth, a beloved child, the purgatory of further tests-- and questions that reverberate down the years. A couple faces the complex consequences of one of the most personal yet public, intimate yet political experiences a family can have: to have a child, and conversely, the decision not to have a child. -- adapted from jacket
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 December #1
    *Starred Review* Once upon a time, when the father was a young boy—the same age as his young son now—he wanted to be a crossing guard. After that, he wanted to be a writer. "‘And now you are one!'" the son gleefully remarks. What the father doesn't reveal to his precious child is that "he's also grown up to be a man who aborts babies, puts his own father in a home." What might seem to be actions too easy to judge, even by this grown man himself, is, of course, not; the decisions we make shape and are shaped by the li(v)es we live. That never-knowing haunts Ho Davies' (The Fortunes, 2016) brief, admittedly autobiographical new novel, a raw, intimate look at a couple's journey into parenthood, from the choice to abort their first pregnancy after a diagnosis of mosaicism to the arrival of a son after a difficult birth to the many tests his delayed development requires to the milestones of mundanity and triumph both. What began as a short story, "Chance," published in 2012, has since matured into a resonant treatise on identity, family, grieving, writing, and "the taking and telling of other people's stories." Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

PETER HO DAVIES is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of The Fortunes and The Welsh Girl (long-listed for the Booker Prize). Chosen by Granta as one of the Best of Young British Novelists, he is on the faculty of the graduate program in creative writing at the University of Michigan. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

PETER HO DAVIES is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of The Fortunes and The Welsh Girl (long-listed for the Booker Prize). Chosen by Granta as one of the Best of Young British Novelists, he is on the faculty of the graduate program in creative writing at the University of Michigan. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Subject: Pregnancy Fiction
Genre: Fiction.

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