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Tag: Louise Marburg

| By Louise Marburg

[ Issue Issue #9 ]

Alouette

When Penelope’s fertility doctor mentioned her age twice in the same sentence—“Certainly it’s not impossible for a thirty-seven-year-old woman to conceive for the first time, though thirty-seven is on the downslope of female fertility”—she shook her head and gave him the same pitying look she gave her students when they were being stupid. “I’m thirty-two,” …