Eighteen year old Lila is at a crisis point in her life. Alone and in the bath, she has just given birth to a premature baby she did not even acknowledge she was carrying. The baby is born dead. Numb with shock, denial and disbelief the young girl fears that her past will suffocate her. She can not risk discovery. She must hide the truth from her family and friends. Unaware of Lila's troubles, her mother and brother slog their way through unsatisfying lives of their own. Meredith, stuck in her menial job at a travel agency seethes with inner frustration at the disappointing hand life has dealt her. Jason endures school and gets through his days by obsessing about sex, as all fifteen year old boys must. Feeling more alone than ever, Lila finds an unexpected ally in Doris, their dwarfish next door neighbour. What Lila doesnt realize is that reclusive Doris has been spying on her for almost a decade. Lila is the daughter Doris always dreamt of having. Doris reaches out to Lila for her own reasons, and the two hatch a plan. Will this unlikely pair of conspirators succeed in burying Lila's shame, or will her secrets be revealed? 

The girl in the bath

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a novel, by robyn bishop