- Title: A Crack in the Pavement
- Author: Georgie Binks
- ISBN: 9780991966400
- Page: 273
- Format: Paperback
Have you ever wondered what that bag lady on the street is harbouring in her bag Do you ever wonder how she got there Sheila Traventi is a happily married mother when her life takes a tragic twist After discovering she is pregnant with a baby who is missing a chromosome, she decides to terminate her pregnancy Unable to leave the hospital without her baby, she concealsHave you ever wondered what that bag lady on the street is harbouring in her bag Do you ever wonder how she got there Sheila Traventi is a happily married mother when her life takes a tragic twist After discovering she is pregnant with a baby who is missing a chromosome, she decides to terminate her pregnancy Unable to leave the hospital without her baby, she conceals it in a department store paper bag, steals it from the hospital and embarks upon a journey through the streets of Toronto After burying the baby and returning to her normal life, she is forced to confront old ghosts and new demons when her baby s body is discovered nine years later Based in part on a true story, this thrilling tale, at times heartbreaking, at others humorous, is a must read Written by award winning Canadian author Georgie Binks this book promises a story you ve never read before.
Recent Comments "A Crack in the Pavement"
Couldn't put it down. It was an easy yet intelligent read: tragic, humourous, and a lot in between, including a sex scene in a chocolate shop! So neat to read about Ottawa and Toronto landmarks, too. Highly recommend.
This book is best read in one sitting, if you can swing it. I set aside a cold and gloomy weekend in this endless winter and read right through. It's a heartfelt story, clearly one the author *had* to write, set off by an episode in her own life. If you've ever had a baby, you will recognize the fierce feelings of attachment and the raging hormones, which in this case lead her character, Sheila, to do some strange things after delivering a stillborn daughter. I'm a quibbly sort of reader, and I [...]
I found this to be a good read. It was a really awesome portrayl of postpartum psychosis and how that interacted with her grief. I really, really did not like the ending, if she did have postpartum psychosis after the death of Lily, I don't believe she would have made the choices she did at the end of the book- she seemed to "go crazy" again. I also really liked the portrayal of anxiety and intrusive thoughts, and how they impacted Sheila. The end was really ambiguous. Solid read, liked all the [...]
Interesting story but the details seemed poorly researched. Also ending could have been made much clearer. I cringed a lot.
In some ways, I hesitate to be too harsh on this book, as it was obviously self-published and therefore didn't benefit from a good editor. So let me just say: IT NEEDS AN EDITOR. Besides obvious things (ahem, spelling), the narrative bounces around too much and there is far, far, FAR too much extraneous detail and tangential commentary. I think that there's probably a good story at the heart of this book, but I couldn't stand wading through everything else to get to it.
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