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The Longing

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Michael and Juliet Evans long for a baby but are forced to resort to a world of private clinics and medical jargon. As they wait, Juliet's grasp on reality begins to slide. Into the picture comes Anna, a young, single mother from Glasgow whose child is missing.
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Published July 14th 1997 by Not Avail (first published February 28th 1997)
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Wendy Unsworth
I really liked the idea of this storyline and, indeed it was intriguing (and heartbreaking when thinking of the real-life scenarios couples go through to concieve). Michael and Harriet are not really happy together when they embark on IVF treatment and Harriet has a difficult relationship both with her mother and even her best friend. It is not, therefore, the best foundation to start with. However couples do get lulled into a sense that everything would be okay if only they could have a baby an...more
Lorraine King
I remember reading this book many years ago and it left a lasting impression. I was at the time having similar problems and could relate to some of the feelings of the main character.
Really hard to get into at first as it keeps changing from past to present, but once I got into, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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