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The Abortion: a Historical Romance 1966 Paperback – 12 Aug 1983

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Picador (12 Aug. 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330241893
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330241892
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,073,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Abortion is a genre novel parody concerning the librarian of a very unusual California library which accepts books in any form and from anyone who wishes to drop one off at the library - children submit tales told in crayon about their toys; teenagers tell tales of angst and old people drop by with their memoirs - described as 'the unwanted, the lyrical, haunted volumes of American writing' in the novel. Summoned by a silver bell at all hours, submissions are catalogued at the librarian's discretion; not by the Dewey Decimal system, but by placement on whichever magically dust-free shelf would, in the author's judgment, serve best as the book's home. One day a woman named Vida appears at the library's door. Though shy and awkward she is described as the most beautiful woman in the world, who American admen 'would have made into a national park if they would have gotten their hands on her.' Vida falls in love with the reclusive librarian and soon becomes pregnant, which necessitates a trip to Tijuana, Mexico to secure an abortion.

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