How does a child grow beyond that? Both parents were neither. Like living in quicksand, nothing firm beneath her feet. If she ever outgrew her start, it would spring from amazing character inside herself-and nothing from her biological parents-except perhaps an utter rejection of of both of them.

If indeed she survived whole, she was more than lucky, she was rare.

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A practicing writer and architect, he is now squandering hours making a mess from writing.

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