In the imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. Follow 5 very different women in the journey to navigate these new barriers, with age-old questions surrounding identity, freedom, and motherhood. Ro, a single high school teacher, wants to have a baby on her own, all while writing a biography on Eivor, a nineteenth century female polar explorer. Susan, a mother of two, trapped a marriage that is falling apart. Mattie, the adopted daughter of doting parents, finds herself pregnant with nowhere to run. And Gin, the gifted forest-dwelling herbalist, who is arrested and put on trial in a modern-day witch hunt.
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