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Carry the One
starts within the hours following Carmen’s marriage ceremony reception, while a motor vehicle jam-packed with stoned, inebriated, and sleepy site visitors by accident hits and kills a lady on a dismal state highway. For the subsequent twenty-five years, these concerned, together with Carmen and her brother and sister, craft their lives based on this unmarried tragic second. As one personality says, “When you upload us up, you usually need to hold the one.” via friendships and amorous affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, vacation trips, and the modest calamities and triumphs of standard days, Carry the One exhibits how one lifestyles impacts one other and the way those that thrive and those that self-destruct are in the direction of one another than we’d anticipate. As they search redemption via dependancy, social justice, and paintings, Anshaw’s characters mirror our private soreness and longings, our joys, and our transcendent moments of knowing. This clever, wry, and erotically charged novel derives its strength and allure from the author’s beautiful use of language; her sympathy for her recognizable, very improper characters; and her persuasive trust within the remodeling forces of time and love.

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Cesarean birth: just be glad you’re a man. Colostrum: it looks kind of gross, but never tell your wife this. 44 Contractions: the things that hurt. Craving: really, really, longing to eat something that seems really, really, bizarre to a non-pregnant person. Crib: the thing you’ll be spending most of your nights awake beside. Death threats: you may get a couple of these from your wife through the course of labor. Don’t sweat it though; very few wives follow up on these threats. Delivery: what the doctor will charge you for.

So, there’s not much you can do about this. There are a few things to remember here though. First off, don’t look at it as losing a wife, think of it as gaining a child. Remember, children have all sorts of benefits: They make good tax breaks. They are fun to play with. They give your wife somebody else to get mad at besides you. They make you feel extra manly knowing you are passing half your genes onto the future. When they get a bit older they will think you are perfect no matter how much of a screwup you are.

Why this works for the baby is pretty obvious, they get fed. This works for your wife as she gets the pleasure of knowing she is taking care of her baby’s needs on a very personal one-to-one level. ) This works for you because—quite simply—you don’t have breasts. , and so on, there’s not a lot you can do about it. So if you like your sleep, it’s best to encourage your wife to breast-feed for as long as possible. You can also look at this time of life as your chance to watch all those TV shows you like but your wife doesn’t.

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