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Unexpected Child: A Novel Paperback – Dec 1 2000


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Alyson Books (Dec 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555835449
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555835446
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,800,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm really glad I didn't let the cutesy cover photo of a pink-cheeked baby keep me from reading this book. A friend of mine highly recommended it, but the picture on the cover was a real turn-off and made me think that the story and the writing would be simplistic and sentimental. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. This book tells a complicated and layered story. The way it's written is subtle and deep. And if you believe, as I do, that AIDS is far from over in America (even though most people would rather forget about it), then you'll want to read this moving and vivid novel.
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This is a smart and gracefully written novel that presents a complicated mother-daughter relationship without the usual cliches, an earlier period of the AIDS epidemic without any reductive portraits, and the complicated inner life of a woman in transition whose actions and choices are at times surprising and always interesting. And it includes an extremely convincing child character and a final scene that leaves a reader poised to continue thinking about the characters and the story.
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Not the usual tale Jan. 14 2001
By Claire Samuels - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a smart and gracefully written novel that presents a complicated mother-daughter relationship without the usual cliches, an earlier period of the AIDS epidemic without any reductive portraits, and the complicated inner life of a woman in transition whose actions and choices are at times surprising and always interesting. And it includes an extremely convincing child character and a final scene that leaves a reader poised to continue thinking about the characters and the story.
Don't judge this one by its cover April 21 2001
By Michael Janoff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'm really glad I didn't let the cutesy cover photo of a pink-cheeked baby keep me from reading this book. A friend of mine highly recommended it, but the picture on the cover was a real turn-off and made me think that the story and the writing would be simplistic and sentimental. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. This book tells a complicated and layered story. The way it's written is subtle and deep. And if you believe, as I do, that AIDS is far from over in America (even though most people would rather forget about it), then you'll want to read this moving and vivid novel.

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