Human Parts
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Human Parts

Our Difficult Daughter

I couldn’t accomplish the simple things that came easily to others: marriage, motherhood

Illustrations: Peter Wadsworth

TThe first person to learn that I was pregnant was my partially deaf, doddering 80-year-old father. I would imagine that, after learning she is pregnant, a woman first announces the good news to her partner or her mother. But I had neither.



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Anita Jain

I’m an author, journalist, and communications strategist. Author of Marrying Anita: A Quest for Love in the New India