Dead Babies and Seaside Towns

Dead Babies and Seaside Towns

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When Alice Jolly's second child was stillborn and all subsequent attempts to have another baby failed, she began to consider every possible option, no matter how unorthodox. Shot through with humour and full of hope, Dead Babies and Seaside Towns is an intensely personal account of the search for an alternative way to create a family. As she battles through miscarriage, IVF, and failed adoption attempts, Alice finds comfort in the faded charm of Britain's crumbling seaside towns. The journey ultimately leads her and her husband to a small town in Minnesota, and to two remarkable women who offer to make the impossible possible. In this beautifully written book, Alice Jolly describes with a novelist's skill the events that many others have lived through--even if they may feel compelled to keep them hidden. Her decision not to hide but to share them, without a trace of self-pity, turns Dead Babies and Seaside Towns into a universal story: one that begins in tragedy but ends in joy.

Author: Alice Jolly
Publisher: Unbound
Published: 06/08/2021
Pages: 432
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.92lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.10w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781783523610

About the Author
Alice Jolly is a novelist and playwright. She won the V. S. Pritchett Memorial Prize awarded by the Royal Society of Literature in 2014 for one of her short stories, "Ray the Rottweiler." Her third novel, Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile, was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize and longlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize in 2019. She has written for the Guardian, Mail on Sunday, and the Independent, and she has broadcast for Radio 4. She lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire.