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What drives a woman with a normal life to commit a morally revolting t crime that is at the same time psychologically understandable and even sympathetic?When a pregnancy following years of infertility ends in premature labor, Margo Kerber’s grieving becomes intertwined with feelings of inadequacy and shame. An imaginary pregnancy shields her from despair until ultrasound images confront her with the truth. Margo sinks into a depression requiring psychiatric hospitalization. There, her harrowing experiences magnify her sense of being abnormal. When an opportunity arises, Margo flees. Her chance encounter with a mother and her briefly-unattended baby evokes another fantasy: she can better nurture this infant than can its mother. This new self-deception propels Margo into a gripping, heartbreaking series of increasingly daring and dangerous actions with profound consequences for herself and others.
Number of Pages: 390
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Monica Starkman
Street Date: May 3, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-9289