Hannah Robert

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Baby Lost

book | Non-Fiction | Jul 2017
ANZ → Melbourne University Press (Ed. Sally Heath)

What happens when a death occurs within your body, but you survive? Two days after Christmas 2009, young law lecturer Hannah Robert was eight months pregnant and driving her partner and step-kids home from a picnic when their car was crushed around them, due to a four-wheel-drive thrown onto the wrong side of the road.  

This extraordinary memoir examines the resulting collision of pregnancy, grief, law and motherhood as Hannah works her way through recovery, IVF and debates over fetal personhood. In her struggle to make sense of the personal and legal aftermath, Hannah has to find out what it means to mother a dead child and to renegotiate her own relationship with hope. 

For fans of Rachel Cusk and Helen Garner, Hannah Robert’s powerful story is written with clarity and beauty, shining light on an unimaginably dark event and, unexpectedly, tempered with life and promise.


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