Ah, a book for me, I thought. Every time I have taken the Myers-Briggs test (or a variation of it), I have been on the 100% Introvert end of the scale from Introvert to Extrovert.
The Globe and Mail wins the prize for obscurity.
Marie-Soleil, a woman approaching forty, wants to have a baby. She has no partner and no opportunity of finding a donor whose identity she knows in her host country, Canada. Furthermore, most of her family and friends have stopped understanding her desire to be a mother. Facing the failure of her numerous fertility treatments alone, Marie-Soleil tries anger, humour, and walking. Can she escape her maternal instincts unscathed?
Translation by Jonathan Kaplansky of an excerpt from Cristina Montescu's unpublished novel A Hole in the Belly.
[Illustration: Catalin N. Ruxandu. All rights reserved.]
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