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The Umbilical Word

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After a series of miscarriages, Adam and Maddy manage to get pregnant. To 'personify and self-actualise' his fatherhood, Adam decides to email their unborn child. To his surprise, "B" gets his message at and replies. Then, in Week 29, "B" stops corresponding. What's happened? Brace yourself for the unexpected... The Umbilical Word is a contemporary fable ...more
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Published (first published 2008)
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Joshua Donellan
Jul 02, 2011 Joshua Donellan rated it liked it
This book was published by the same publishing house as my novel A Beginner's Guide to Dying in India. It was funny, poignant and strange. I don't have kids so I think I couldn't connect with it in the same way a parent would. But I am fairly certain that if you have been through the trials and tribulations of pregnancy this book would really be something special.
Sep 06, 2010 Paul rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: 2010, fiction, australian
A very raw and funny book on the trials of pregnancy. I will expand on this later as I have made some notes on it
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Well, I loved the book. But you have the title wrong, it's 'The Umbilical Word' not World!
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Darren Groth is a Vancouver author and citizen of Canada, having moved from his native Australia in 2007. His novels include 'Kindling' and the highly acclaimed YA work, 'Are You Seeing Me?'. His new novel, titled 'Exchange of Heart' in AUS/NZ, will be published July 31, 2017. In CAN/US, the book will be released October 17, 2017 under the title 'Munro vs. the Coyote'.

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