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The pure gold baby: A Novel

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Jessica Speight, a young anthropology student in 1960s London, is at the beginning of a promising academic career when an affair with her married professor turns her into a single mother. Anna is a pure gold baby with a delightful sunny nature. But as it becomes clear that Anna will not be a normal child, the book circles questions of responsibility, potential, even age, with Margaret Drabble's characteristic intelligence, sympathy, and wit. Drabble once wrote, "Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary; it is, perpetually, a dangerous place." Told from the point of view of the group of mothers who surround Jess, The Pure Gold Baby is a brilliant, prismatic novel that takes us into that place with satiric verve, trenchant commentary, and a movingly intimate story of the unexpected transformations at the heart of motherhood.
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subject_facetChildren with disabilities -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
London (England) -- Fiction
Motherhood -- Fiction
Mothers of children with disabilities -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Women anthropologists -- Fiction
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Mothers of children with disabilities
Women anthropologists