Layla's story - the book
Layla… If I could sing
you back into existence, I would. If I could
speak words that would make you whole, somehow
sculpt you back to life, I would. If I could
turn back the clock to make you safe, I would
give anything. If I could sell my soul to any
devil for your life,
I would not hesitate.
the book by Vanessa Gorman
Extracts from the
Story is a true story of sex, love, relationships
A thirtysomething woman struggles
to fit all the pieces of her life together.
She wants a baby, but she also wants her brilliant
career. She wants the perfect man, the prince
of her childhood dreams – but she’s
madly in love with the one man who’s never
going to fit that mould. And then, finally,
she gets the one thing she wants more than anything
else. She falls pregnant…
This is Vanessa Gorman’s
extraordinary account of her life before and
after losing her baby daughter, Layla, only
hours after birth. It is also a love story about
a passionate and complicated relationship.Sometimes
confronting, but always excruciatingly honest,
it is a fearless exploration of desire, expectation,
all-encompassing grief and the journey back
with humour and great warmth, this memoir is
an unforgettable portrait of one woman’s
fight to find meaning and rebuild her life in
the face of profound grief.
Layla’s Story is a book
that will strike a chord with women of all ages.
Vanessa Gorman lays bare her life and explores
what it means to be a woman who wants a relationship,
a fulfilling career and a child.
An inspiring and deeply
moving story of courage and redemption.
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