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  • Published: 25 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857527424
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

The Wild Track

adopting, mothering, belonging



Beautifully written and extremely moving, this is a probing exploration of what drives a woman to become a mother, told through the prism of the author's experience in deciding and attempting to adopt a child.

How to find an outlet for a love that demands expression? Single, in her mid-forties and having experienced a sudden early menopause, the realisation comes to Peggy quietly, and clearly; she decides to adopt a child. But the preparation is arduous and the scrutiny is intense. There are questions about past lives, about her own childhood, heritage, capabilities, expectations and identity.This is a book about what makes a mother, and a home; how the legacies of childhood may impact on the experience of parenting; and how the pervasive nature of childhood trauma might be faced by a mother's determination to love.

  • Published: 25 April 2021
  • ISBN: 9780857527424
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

Margaret Reynolds

Margaret Reynolds is a writer, academic, critic and broadcaster: her previous books include The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories, The Sappho Companion and VictorianWomen Poets: An Anthology and a series of study guides on contemporary writers, Vintage Living Texts.

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