published in The New Yorker
Lockwood's story is a collection of disparate thoughts that manage to come together to tell the story of a woman pushed by society to give birth to a child with birth defects. She is concerned about her own health and that of the baby and considers abortion. She is pressured by the rural, Ohioan society to go through with the birth no matter what. Even the woman's father believes this until he realizes that the baby might kill her.
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