Her Giant Octopus Moment

Her Giant Octopus Moment

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When a surrogate mother pretends the pregnancy has miscarried, and bears a daughter - to whom does the child belong? To her runaway birth mother, or her deceived father and his wife?

Scout, born as a result of a surrogacy arrangement, is kept by her biological mother, Joanie, who has deliberately deceived both the clinic and Scout's intended parents by claiming to have had a miscarriage. When this deception comes to light ten years later, a compelling moral dilemma unfolds as Joanie makes her situation worse in the eyes of the law and social services by going on the run.

Scout is a resourceful, anxious, perceptive child. She craves normality in the face of her mother's restlessness and unaccountability. She is loyal to her mother, and loves her deeply, despite being aware of her inconsistencies.

Will the Family Court make the right decision for this vulnerable and determined little girl?


ISBN: 9781444728255

Published Date: January 1, 2012

Publisher: Hodder

Language: English

Page Count: 308

Size: 8.00" l x 5.00" w x 1.00" h