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The Pure Gold Baby
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date October 1, 2013
Pages 304
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780544158900
ISBN-10 0544158903
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $26.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
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Jessica Speight, a young anthropology student in 1960s London, is at the beginning of a promising academic career when an affair with her married professor turns her into a single mother. Anna is a pure gold baby with a delightful sunny nature. But as it becomes clear that Anna will not be a normal child, the book circles questions of responsibility, potential, even age, with Margaret Drabble’s characteristic intelligence, sympathy, and wit.

Drabble once wrote, “Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary; it is, perpetually, a dangerous place.” Told from the point of view of the group of mothers who surround Jess, The Pure Gold Baby is a brilliant, prismatic novel that takes us into that place with satiric verve, trenchant commentary, and a movingly intimate story of the unexpected transformations at the heart of motherhood.


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Hardcover
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from Houghton Mifflin (October 1, 2013)
9780544158900 | details & prices | 304 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Jessica Speight, a young anthropology student in 1960s London, is at the beginning of a promising academic career when an affair with her married professor turns her into a single mother.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Mariner Books (October 7, 2014)
9780544228030 | details & prices | 291 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.95
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CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (September 1, 2014)
9781445041285 | details & prices | List price $89.95
About: Anna is a child of special, unknowable qualities.
Mp3 una edition from Isis Audio (September 1, 2014)
9781445041292 | details & prices | List price $89.95
About: Anna is a child of special, unknowable qualities.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (September 1, 2014)
9781445041278 | details & prices | List price $89.95
About: Anna is a child of special, unknowable qualities.

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