Offspring

By: QUADLAND, MICHAEL

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On a wintry morning in 1974, Hank Preston makes a semen delivery to the New York Hospital Fertility Clinic. Running late, he takes the elevator rather than the stairway earmarked for such deliveries. A woman enters, the recipient of his semen, and a relationship develops that threatens to blow their already rocky lives to smithereens. To add to Hank's problems, his transgendered boss at the Strand Bookstore is in love with him. "But I'm straight," Hank protests. "And I'm a woman," Joey insists.

The odd yet compelling interactions of these three vibrant characters makes for a gripping story. Hank needs to come to terms with what happened to him in Vietnam. Karen, the would-be mother, needs to clarify the difference between fantasy and reality. Joey, the sanest of the three, despite--or maybe because of--her gender mix-up, shares her wisdom and tries, somewhat unsuccessfully, to hold them all on course. Secrets are revealed as the twisting plot erupts into a fiery conclusion.

"Offspring" is a story of longings, thwarted dreams and the search for truth. Ultimately, it is a tale of family, and our fervent need to belong.

Title: Offspring

Author Name: QUADLAND, MICHAEL

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Red Hen Press:

ISBN Number: 1597095028

ISBN Number 13: 9781597095020

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z1597095028Z2

Description: 1597095028 Crisp, clean, unread paperback with light shelfwear to the covers and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!