Mother daughter widow wife : a novel /

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Author / Creator:Wasserman, Robin, author.
Edition:First Scribner hardcover edition.
Imprint:New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Description:326 pages ; 24 cm
Subject:Amnesia -- Fiction.
Physician and patient -- Fiction.
Psychological abuse -- Fiction.
Abused women -- Fiction.
Psychological abuse -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- Women.
FICTION -- Psychological.
Psychological abuse.
Physician and patient.
Abused women.
Mother-daughter relationship -- Fiction.
Abused women -- Fiction.
Amnesia -- Fiction.
Memory -- Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Format: Print Book
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Summary:"'Wendy Doe' was found on a bus to Philadelphia with no money, no ID, and no memory of who she is, where she was going, or what she might have done. She is diagnosed with dissociative fugue, a temporary amnesia that could lift at any moment-- or never at all. Dr. Benjamin Strauss invites her to submit herself for experimental observation at his Meadowlark Institute for Memory Research. To Strauss's ambitious student, Lizzie Epstein, Wendy is an object of fascination, and an invitation to wonder: once a woman is untethered from all past and present obligations of womanhood, who is she allowed to become?"--Provided by publisher.

1. Wendy WENDY This body This body is white. This body is female. This body bears no recent signs of penetration. This body has never given birth, but may or may not have incubated a fetus. This body offers no means of identification. This body bears the following distinguishing marks: Crescent scar behind left ear. Surgical scar along left calf. Mole on right breast, lower quadrant. No tattoos. Medical history: Healed fracture in each wrist. Three silver fillings. Mild scoliosis. O-positive blood. Cholesterol, average. Blood pressure, average. Nearsighted, mildly. Emergency room intake records indicate severe dehydration. Bruising to shoulders and back consistent with a fall or a struggle. No physical indication of recent head injury. No evident physiological cause of amnesic state. CAT scan: inconclusive. MRI: inconclusive. Rape kit: inconclusive. This body is uncoordinated. Its breasts have ghost nipples, pale and undersensitized. Its clitoris is small, but demanding. Its sinuses often hurt. Its eyes sting in the sun. It wants to sleep on its side, wrapped tight around something solid and warm. Its fingers are uncalloused; they do not work for their living. Its nails are ragged, its cuticles bloody. Its teeth are cared for, nutrition maintained. This body is not a temple, but it has been loved. You'd think someone would be looking for it. Excerpted from Mother Daughter Widow Wife: A Novel by Robin Wasserman All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.