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A number-one bestseller from one of Britain’s most popular novelists, Sheer Abandon is an all-consuming story revolving around the consequences of a desperate act . . .

Martha, Clio, and Jocasta meet by chance at Heathrow airport in 1985 as they are starting off on separate backpacking adventures, and they decide to spend the first few days of their trips together in Thailand. When they go their separate ways, they vow to get together in London the following year. But many years pass before the three cross paths again, and the once-capricious, carefree girls now all have thriving careers. One of them, however, harbors a terrible secret: On her return from her pre-college excursion, she abandoned her just-born daughter at Heathrow.

Clio has fulfilled her ambition of becoming a doctor, only to find herself trapped in a marriage to an arrogant surgeon who belittles her and her professional achievements. Martha is a highly paid corporate lawyer, just embarking on a political career. Dedicated to her job, she has had little time for personal relationships and lives a busy, but lonely life. Jocasta, a tabloid newspaper reporter with an infallible instinct for the big story, is in love with a charming colleague who can’t make the permanent commitment she longs for. The infant abandoned at Heathrow has grown up under the loving care of her adoptive family. Now a beautiful teenager named Kate, she sets out to find her birth mother—a quest that unexpectedly brings the women together and exposes the secret buried so many years before.

Impossible to put down, Sheer Abandon is top-notch women’s fiction.

Synopsis:

Meeting by chance in 1985 at Heathrow Airport, three young women--Martha, Clio, and Jocasta--spend time together in Thailand before going their separate ways and are reunited many years later, unaware that one of them had abandoned her newborn baby at the airport the following year and that the child, now a beautiful teenager named Kate, is searching for her birth mother. 60,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Meeting by chance in 1985, three young women spend time together in Thailand before going their separate ways and are reunited many years later, unaware that the daughter abandoned at birth by one of them is now searching for her birth mother.

About the Author

PENNY VINCENZI is the author of several novels, including No Angel, Something Dangerous, and Into Temptation. Before becoming a novelist, she worked as a journalist for Vogue, Tatler, and Cosmopolitan. She lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385523141
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Doubleday
Author:
Vincenzi, Penny
Author:
Penny Vincenzi
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Abandoned children
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070508
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
626

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Product details 626 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385523141 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Meeting by chance in 1985 at Heathrow Airport, three young women--Martha, Clio, and Jocasta--spend time together in Thailand before going their separate ways and are reunited many years later, unaware that one of them had abandoned her newborn baby at the airport the following year and that the child, now a beautiful teenager named Kate, is searching for her birth mother. 60,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Meeting by chance in 1985, three young women spend time together in Thailand before going their separate ways and are reunited many years later, unaware that the daughter abandoned at birth by one of them is now searching for her birth mother.
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