The Pure Gold Baby

The Pure Gold Baby

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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. Told from the point… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

In The Pure Gold Baby, Drabble asks us to consider what it means to live a worthwhile life, to consider whether not knowing can sometimes be just as powerful as knowing. The result is a unique and profoundly stirring book.

The overall effect is dangerous and threatening because what we realise, after reading books such as The Pure Gold Baby, is just how brutalised we’ve been by the easy entertainments of louder, more obvious novels.

As a version of the seven ages of womanhood, her novel offers wisdom of an irresistible kind, whether tracking bladders and libidos or observing female representation in the art of Camille Claudel.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (October 01, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 658 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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