Maggie's daughter, Dale, was born without a uterus and, at forty-seven, Maggie has agreed to bear a child for her. Maggie believed the pregnancy would draw them closer together but the strain of carrying a baby that is 'hers to love but never to keep' proves more difficult that she'd thought. Their relationship is thrown into sharp and painful focus when Maggie is forced into a course of action that is one of both necessity and betrayal...
Hester Kaplan's short stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories 1998 and 1999. Her first collection, The Edge of Marriage was critically acclaimed and won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
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