How does Headley describe motherhood and mothers? Compare the different mothers. What about fatherhood? What does she imply about contemporary gender roles in parenting?
TMW theme: pretending to be someone you are not. Who are the characters faced with this? How does it affect them emotionally and what are some of the consequences? What choices could these characters have made that would have saved them?
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The Mere Wife. By Maria Dahvana Headley. ISBN-10 : 1250214947 Publisher: Picador REQUIRED PLease find a copy online.