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Kinship Theory by Hester Kaplan


Kinship Theory by Hester Kaplan

Maggie's daughter, Dale, was born without a uterus and, at forty-seven, Maggie has agreed to bear a child for her. Maggie believed the pregnancy would draw them closer together but the strain of carrying a baby that is 'hers to love but never to keep' proves more difficult that she'd thought. Their relationship is thrown into sharp and painful focus when Maggie is forced into a course of action that is one of both necessity and betrayal...


'Take every book you've ever read about mother and daughter relationships and turn it right round'

About the Author

Hester Kaplan's short stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories 1998 and 1999. Her first collection, The Edge of Marriage was critically acclaimed and won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.

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Publication date

1st June 2002


Hester Kaplan

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The Women's Press Ltd


288 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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