Two women go into hospital expecting to leave with a child, but only one does - and it’s not theirs.
Torrey Peters became the first trans woman to be nominated for the £30,000 Women's Prize for Fiction, which was contested in an anonymous open letter by the Wild Woman Writing Club.
“Guess that's where the tears came from, knowing that there's so much in this great big world that you don't have a single ounce of control over."
"Hating, after all, was a drier form of drowning."
"Yes, she'd been their English teacher and yearbook advisor, but that didn't explain her excessive collecting of signatures and tributes next to every senior's photo..."
“There is no special protection when you cross that invisible line from your ordinary life to that parallel world where tragedies happen."
The story ex-best friends - the “ex” a result of the fact that one’s ex-husband is the other's new boyfriend.
“Maybe who we are isn't so much about what we do, but rather what we're capable of when we least expect it.”
“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.”
“I've learned that home isn't a place, it's a feeling.”