Woman No. 17 Quotes

Edan Lepucki
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Had I known that Marco’s one and only wish was to give his mother a grandchild before her kidneys failed her for good, I might have stopped to reconsider. I wasn’t a genie in a bottle, I was a twenty-two-year-old woman. I should have known that he was doing it for his mother because he called her that same night.
-- Lady (chapter 3)

Importance: This quote shows that Lady's reason for entering into motherhood is because Marco asked her to have the child. It also shows that his motives are equally unrelated to fatherhood, as he only wants a child to please his dying mother.

But what had I wanted? To get away from my boring future? To try something sexier than painting, something that Everett would actually respect? To connect with my mom in some bogus, indirect way? I hadn’t even told her about it.
-- Esther (chapter 7)

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