The Paternity Test
- Terrace Books/University of Wisconsin Press
- September 2012
- ISBN 978-0-299-29004-7 (paperback)
- ISBN 978-0-299-29000-9 (hardcover)
- ISBN 978-0-299-29003-0 (e-book)
(From the publisher)
Pat Faunce yearns for more than his carefree New York life as a writer and his open relationship with Stu, an airline pilot. Above all, he wants to be a father. He persuades a reluctant Stu to move to Cape Cod, where they enlist Debora, a charismatic Brazilian immigrant, as a surrogate mother. But the men’s attempt to have a child creates new emotional complications—with Stu’s parents and sister, with Debora and her husband, and with each other. Building to a harrowing conclusion, this fearless, darkly funny novel asks whether making a new family is worth risking the one you have.