Everything you need to understand or teach A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself by Peter Ho Davies.
Peter Ho Davies' novel A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself tells the story of one couple's journey into parenthood. After making the difficult decision to abort their first child for medical reasons, the father is plagued by guilt and shame. Even after his wife conceives and delivers a healthy baby boy not long later, the father remains haunted by the unborn baby. As his son grows up, the father must learn how to reconcile himself with his past decisions, and to use his love for his family and his endeavors in fiction writing as avenues to redemption. The novel explores themes including shame, love, and grief.