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Making Finn

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February 2013
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Susan's childhood dream of becoming a mother has not diminished with the revelation, alarming both to herself and her bewildered family, that she does, in fact, 'bat for the other team'. Having made peace with her identity and having finally found a beloved partner, she is now faced with a daunting problem: with no penis around, how the hell do you make babies? Time is of the essence: at 34 years old, Susan cannot afford to waste another moment. And so begins an unconventional journey to parenthood with some agonising decisions along the way. Should she accept help from a close and willing friend or go the anonymous sperm donor route? What are the legal and psychological implications of her options? How will her child be affected? Told with disarming honesty, Making Finn is a warm, witty and moving first-person account of two women's quest to create a family.

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About the Author

Susan Newham-Blake is the author of the memoir  Making Finn.  She has worked as a magazine editor and journalist, writing for Marie ClaireFemina  and  Women’s Health  among others, and her short fiction has appeared in the anthology  Just Keep Breathing  and  ID,  where she was long-listed for the Short Story Day Africa Prize. She is currently managing director of a content- marketing agency in Cape Town, where she lives with her three children.

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