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The paternity test, Michael Lowenthal

Label
The paternity test
Title
The paternity test
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lowenthal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Having a baby to save a marriage--it's the oldest of clichés. But what if the marriage at risk is a gay one, and having a baby involves a surrogate mother? Pat Faunce is a faltering romantic, a former poetry major who now writes textbooks. A decade into his relationship with Stu, an airline pilot from a fraught Jewish family, he fears he's losing Stu to other men--and losing himself in their "no rules" arrangement. Yearning for a baby and a deeper commitment, he pressures Stu to move from Manhattan to Cape Cod, to the cottage where Pat spent boyhood summers. As they struggle to adjust to their new life, they enlist a surrogate: Debora, a charismatic Brazilian immigrant, married to Danny, an American home rebuilder. Gradually, Pat and Debora bond, drawn together by the logistics of getting pregnant and away from their spouses. Pat gets caught between loyalties--to Stu and his family, to Debora, to his own potent desires--and wonders: is he fit to be a father? In one of the first novels to explore the experience of gay men seeking a child through surrogacy, Michael Lowenthal writes passionately about marriages and mistakes, loyalty and betrayal, and about how our drive to create families can complicate the ones we already have. The Paternity Test is a provocative look at the new "family values."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
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Lowenthal, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.O894
LC item number
P38 2012
Literary form
fiction
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  • Gay men
  • Surrogate mothers
Label
The paternity test, Michael Lowenthal
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Publication
Control code
ocn779740464
Isbn
9780299290009
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009962
System control number
(OCoLC)779740464
Label
The paternity test, Michael Lowenthal
Publication
Control code
ocn779740464
Isbn
9780299290009
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012009962
System control number
(OCoLC)779740464

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