Evie, the Baby and the Wife
A NovelBook - 2014
Evie Troy, an impulsive and funny young Jewish woman, has a tendency to overcomplicate things. And that can get her into trouble. When her dying friend Jean-Gabriel, a successful and controversial francophone writer, cons her into carrying out his last wish, delivering a monetary mea-culpa to his ex-wife Amlie, Evie decides she knows better. In a fit of misguided generosity, she appropriates his cash to help set herself up as a surrogate mother on behalf of the barren Amlie, a plan she keeps so secret not even Amlie has an inkling a baby is headed her way. Evies pregnancy scheme pops so many holes at the seams that shes forced to enlist the aid of her estranged mother Marilyn. Back when she was Evies age Marilyn lit out on the Abortion Caravan, a cross-Canada road trip whose final blow-out demonstration in Ottawa brought the work of Parliament crashing to a feminist halt. Marilyn cant fathom her daughters daft determination to saddle up her womb on spec, but she agrees to come on board and the two of them head-butt their way through every step of Evies program, from arm-twisting Mr. Right into coughing up his sperm to staging the flimflam that will relay the newborn to the oblivious Amlie. But will Amlie accept the baby they're offering up gift-wrapped?
Publisher: Toronto, Canada : Inanna Publications and Education Inc., 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: FIC RUDIN, PHYLLIS
Characteristics: 215 pages ; 21 cm