Abortion hypocrisy laid bare
My Notorious Life By Madame X, by Kate Manning. Bloomsbury, €16.35. Reviewed by Joanne Hayden.
My Notorious Life By Madame X
The actual word "abortion" is barely mentioned until more than halfway through Kate Manning's new novel, and when it appears it is written in a tiny font. The woman who says it is described as a 'moth', her voice a 'filament of wind'. She has been forced into court to testify against Axie Muldoon, aka Madame DeBeausacq, who is standing trial for manslaughter. It's 1876, and much of New...
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