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Parenthood

This topic is explored in the novel in reference to the difficulty present in raising a child alone, and whether somebody can change their position on having children. Throughout the novel, Heather cannot let go of the image she created of Brian as a father, and this leads her to question her own abilities as a mother.

Abandonment

This topic is explored in the novel in reference to Brian's abandonment of Heather during her first pregnancy. Throughout the novel, Heather struggles to let go of her disappointment with Brian and the constant knowledge that he left her alone at her most vulnerable time.

Forgiveness

This topic is explored in the novel in reference to Heather's desire and efforts to forgive Brian, as well as to forgive herself. She must make decisions about when and how to allow Brian to re-enter her and her child's life, and...

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