The Opposite of Fate

Alison McGhee (Author)
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Description

Who gets to choose? When a young woman emerges from a lengthy coma-like state she must face the decisions that were made about her body--without her consent--in this powerful novel of reclamation and hope. Twenty-one-year-old Mallie Williams--scrappy, headstrong, and wise beyond her years--has just landed on her feet following a tumultuous youth when the unthinkable happens: she is violently assaulted. The crime leaves her comatose, surrounded by friends and family who are hoping against hopes for a full recovery. But soon Mallie's small community finds themselves divided. The rape has left Mallie pregnant, and while some friends are convinced that she would never keep the pregnancy, others are sure that a baby would be the only good thing to come out of all of this pain. Who gets to decide? How much power, in the end, do we have over our own bodies? Mallie, her family, and her town find themselves at the center of a media storm, confronting questions nobody should have to face. And when Mallie emerges from the fog, what will she think of the choices that were made on her behalf?The Opposite of Fate is an intense and moving exploration of the decisions we make--and don't make--that forever change the course of our lives.

Product Details

Price
$39.99  $36.79
Publisher
Hmh Audio
Publish Date
February 18, 2020
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.6 X 6.7 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
MP3 CD
EAN/UPC
9781094064352

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About the Author

Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, as well as Dear Sister, Maybe a Fox with Kathi Appelt, Firefly Hollow, Little Boy, So Many Days, Star Bright, A Very Brave Witch, and the Bink and Gollie books. Her other children's books include All Rivers Flow to the Sea, Countdown to Kindergarten, and Snap!. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Laguna Beach, California. You can visit her at AlisonMcGhee.com.

Reviews

"A story for our times...A powerful book about family, love, faith, and the will to survive."

-- "Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Song Poet"