Sacks, author of the short story collection "Stone Baby
" delivers a brilliant, unflinching look at a household under siege from itself.
Medical tests and scans conducted at the Natividade (Tocantins state)-based hospital found that the woman was living with a 20 to 28 week -old dead foetus, or "stone baby
" inside her body, local (http://globotv.globo.com/tv-anhanguera-to/ja-2a-edicao-to/v/mulher-que-carrega-feto-ha-44-anos-passa-por-exames-em-palmas/3135244/) media G1 reported.
The woman is suffering from a rare case of lithopaedion or "stone baby
", where the foetus does not develop in the uterus because it has moved elsewhere, the Daily Star reported.
There are fewer than 300 cases of "stone baby
" in medical history.
Award-winning author Joolz Denby, whose first novel, Stone Baby
, was lauded by critics, and whose subsequent work, Billie Morgan, put her firmly in the frame for the Orange Prize, will be celebrating the publication of her latest novel The Curious Mystery on Friday, July 1.
So they were amazed when they walked into work to find the nine stone baby
happily trotting after his mother in the paddock.