This much beloved author and wry humorist makes a bold departure in her most recent work of fiction. Sue Townsend retains her biting wit and uncanny powers of observation to create a portrait of two English couples whose lives converge by way of a neglected child. Christopher Moore hasn't seen his beloved Angela for seventeen years, since she refused to marry him and aborted the child they conceived on a Paris holiday. He is now jobless and lives mostly in the past. Angela has since married and doubled her weight. They both still dream of their unborn child.
When Christopher makes the acquaintance of a drug addict and his unfortunate wife and baby, his unresolved feelings for Angela and the child he so desired resurface, setting in motion events that will lead to redemption for all four characters. Ghost Children is an unflinching look at the psychological aftermath of abortion, told with poignancy and a sense of hope....Continua