In Shelley Wood’s fiction debut, readers are taken contained in the devastating precise tale of the Dionne Quintuplets, instructed from the point of view of 1 younger girl who meets them in the interim in their birth.
Reluctant midwife Emma Trimpany is simply 17 while she assists on the harrowing delivery of the Dionne quintuplets: 5 tiny miracles born to French farmers in hardscrabble Northern Ontario in 1934. Emma cares for them via their perilous first days and whilst the govt comes to a decision to take away the infants from their francophone mom and dad, making them wards of the British king, Emma indicators on as their nurse.
Over 6,000 day-by-day viewers come to ogle the same “Quints” taking part in of their custom-built playground; on the top of the good melancholy, the tourism and advertisements money pour in. whereas the remainder of the area delights of their sameness, Emma sees every one woman as distinct: Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Marie, and Émilie. together with her quirky eye for aspect, Emma documents each unusual twist of occasions in her deepest journals.
As the struggle over custody and sales turns more and more explosive, Emma is torn among the fishbowl sanctuary of Quintland and the broader global, now teetering close to struggle. Steeped in learn, Quintland™ is a unique of affection, heartache, resilience, and enduring sisterhood—a fictional, coming-of-age tale sure up in a single of the strangest precise stories of the previous century.
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