The Delivery Room: A Novel

The Delivery Room: A Novel

by Sylvia Brownrigg


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ISBN-13: 9781582434247
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

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ccayne on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Mira is a therapist in London, originally from Yugoslavia, married to Peter, an academic, who has a son Graham, the product of a brief relationship from his youth. We meet several of Mira's patients, who are linked in some way to pieces of her real life, although she doesn't know this, nor do the patients. The story is set during the war in Yugoslavia form which Mira fled and her identity as a Serb changes what her patients and others project on to her. Her love for Peter and his for her is very real and very touching - they are real partners. When he is diagnosed with lymphoma and declines rapidly, it is heartbreaking. Paired with his decline is the talk among Mira's patients of babies, trying to have them, getting over a stillbirth, and of Graham's wife Clare and her desire to have child. Brownrigg switched narrators suddenly which I found a bit jarring. I also found the conversations with Svetlana, Mira's sister still in Yugoslavia one of the weaker elements of this book. This was book i liked, not loved.