The Pure Gold Baby
By Margaret Drabble
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780544158900, 304pp.)
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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The first new novel in five years from "one of the most versatile and accomplished writers of her generation" (Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker)
MARGARET DRABBLE is the author of The Sea Lady, The Seven Sisters, The Peppered Moth, and The Needle's Eye, among other novels. For her contributions to contemporary English literature, she was made a Dame of the British Empire in 2008.
In The Pure Gold Baby, a budding anthropologist raises a developmentally disabled child and confronts the challenges of middle age. This is a surprise comeback for author Margaret Drabble, who swore in 2009 that she'd never publish fiction again. More at NPR.org
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