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A Special Relationship
by Douglas Kennedy
Sally is a thirty-nine year old American who, after nearly two decades as a highly independent journalist, suddenly finds herself pregnant and in London... married to an English foreign correspondent, Tony, whom she met while they were both on assignment in Cairo. From the outset, Sally's relationship with both Tony and London is an uneasy one.
Sally Goodchild is a thirty-nine year old American who, after nearly two decades as a highly independent journalist, suddenly finds herself pregnant and in London...married to an English foreign correspondent, Tony Thompson, whom she met while they were both on assignment in Cairo. From the outset, Sally's relationship with both Tony and London is an uneasy one - especially as she finds her husband and his city to be far more foreign than imagined. But her adjustment problems are soon overshadowed by a troubled pregnancy. When she goes into premature labour, there are doubts whether her child will survive unscathed. And then, out of nowhere, Sally is hit by an appalling post-natal depression - a descent into a temporary, but very personal hell, which even sees her articulating a homicidal thought against her baby. However, when she does manage to extricate herself from this desperate dark wood, she finds herself in a fresh new nightmare - as she discovers that everything can be taken down and used against you...especially by a spouse who now considers you an unfit mother and wants to bar you from ever seeing your child again.
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Praise for "The Pursuit of Happiness" "Kennedy cannot help but write grippingly, and he weaves threads of love and betrayal into a thrillingly masterful ending." -- "Observer""This is the novel against which the rest of the year's output demands to be judged." -- "Express on Sunday""From the Trade Paperback edition."
About Douglas Kennedy
Douglas Kennedy's The Pursuit of Happiness was a critically acclaimed international bestseller. Born in New York City in 1955, he lives in London with his wife and two children.
A Special Relationship by Douglas Kennedy
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