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Terrific Mother

(2019)
A Novella by

 
 
Adrienne is living in a puritanical age, when the best compliment a childless woman can get is: 'You'd make a terrific mother'. That's when she goes to her friends' Labor Day picnic and accidentally kills their baby.

The shock of this scene is expertly packed into two brief paragraphs. What follows is Adrienne's retreat from life and her attempt to return to it.

Her sharp scepticism about the people around her is achingly funny. Yet beyond derision there is forgiveness and something along the lines of love.



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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Terrific Mother: Faber Stories
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
ISBN: 0-571-35183-2 / 978-0-571-35183-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Terrific Mother: Faber Stories
Author(s): Lorrie Moore
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU