Jessica Speight, A Young Anthropology Student In S 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 WitDrabble 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
A.S Byatt The pair seldom see each other, and each does not read the books of the other.
- 291 pages
- The Pure Gold Baby
- Margaret Drabble
- 28 August 2019 Margaret Drabble