By Julia Leigh
An intensely own narrative of loss, wish, and eager for a child.
In this courageous and lucid account, Julia Leigh broaches a difficult lifestyles occasion frequently left undiscussed: how the fight to have a baby can take an agonizing toll. Leigh’s adventure on the leading edge of scientific technological know-how is acutely rendered, bodily and emotionally, transmitting what it seems like to so desperately want for a kid whereas realizing that the percentages are stacked opposed to you. From the day-by-day pictures she places herself via at domestic, to hopes raised and dashed, and eventually to the choice to prevent therapy, Avalanche bears witness to Leigh’s uncooked wish, anguish, energy, and, in spite of everything, transformation—a shift to another type of love. The reader seems to be backstage of a health facility and discovers how issues rather paintings: truth is a much cry from the slick advertising of the billion-dollar infertility undefined. As for therefore many ladies, Leigh’s remedy failed, yet her ghost baby lingers in memory.
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Avalanche: A Love Story by Julia Leigh