- Hardcover: 620 pages
- Publisher: Dial Press; First Edition edition (1979)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0803792611
- ISBN-13: 978-0803792616
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6 x 1.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,762,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unholy Child: A Novel Hardcover – 1979
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It starts with Sister Angela Flynn being admitted into the hospital with massive blood loss. She was found passed out on her bedroom floor in a pool of blood with no recollection of what's happened to her. The doctors begin to examine her and soon think Sister Angela's wounds look like she's just given birth. That's not possible, she assures them, there's no way she could have been pregnant. But when she then passes a placenta--the source of all her bleeding--they're sure of it, even though she's still adamantly denying any possibility she's had a child.
The police ask her fellow nuns to go back to Angela's room and search for this baby that is, according to the doctors, definitely there. Somewhere. The baby is found, but too late, and murder charges are expected, pending an investigation into the baby's death.
UNHOLY CHILD is a year in the life of Sister Angela Flynn and the people around her, a story of how this secret she's kept affects not only her but everyone she's come into contact with. From the title, I was expecting something like the anti-Christ, but all I got was a dead baby and a nun who doesn't remember being pregnant. The twist to this story is that Sister Angela has a split personality, there's also Gayle Flynn (Gayle was Angela's birth name before the order gave her "Angela"). Gayle is a lot more free with herself, drinking, having fun, picking up men. Angela has no idea Gayle exists.Read more ›