Fake Baby

by Amy McDaid

$36

Nine Days.

One City.

Three Oddballs.

Stephen’s dead father is threatening to destroy the world. If Stephen commits the ultimate sacrifice and throws himself into the harbour, he will save humanity. The last thing he needs is a Jehovah’s Witness masquerading as a schoolboy and an admission to a mental health facility.

Jaanvi steals a life-like doll called James and cares for him as if he were her dead baby. Her husband demands she return him. But she and James have already bonded, and it’s nobody’s business how she decides to grieve.

Lucas, pharmacist and all-round nice guy, is having one of the worst weeks of his life. His employees forgot his birthday, his mother’s gone manic, and now his favourite customer is in hospital because of a medication error he made. Can he make things right? Or is life all downhill after forty?

Fake Baby is a tender and funny exploration of the power of words, our perception of resilience and what it means to be real.

Fake Baby was our September Bookety Club pick, read our review here

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 304 Pages
Imprint: Penguin
Published: June 2020
ISBN: 9780143774631

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