The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966

The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966

Richard Brautigan


"The Abortion" is a style novel parody about the librarian of a truly strange California library which accepts books in any shape and from an individual who needs to drop one off on the library—children put up stories advised in crayon approximately their toys; childrens inform stories of angst and outdated humans drop through with their memoirs—described as "the undesirable, the lyrical and haunted volumes of yank writing" within the novel. Summoned via a silver bell in any respect hours, submissions are catalogued on the librarian's discretion; now not by means of the Dewey Decimal method, yet through placement on whichever magically dust-free shelf could, within the author's judgment, serve most sensible because the book's home.

One day a lady named Vida appears to be like on the library's door. even if shy and awkward she is defined because the most pretty lady on the planet, who American admen "would have made right into a nationwide park in the event that they might have got their arms on her." Vida falls in love with the reclusive librarian and shortly turns into pregnant, necessitating a visit to Tijuana, Mexico to safe an abortion.

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