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UK - The Women's Press

Boy Blue

By Stevie Davies

Published Jan 2010

It’s December 1944, and Hitler’s silent V2 rockets fall over England. Shells rattle off production lines in factories where women are now the workforce. Chrissie, just eighteen and painfully shy, is desperate to quit. She meets and marries Kim, an airman, and is soon pregnant. As her confinement approaches she dreads the births of a boy baby, whom she associates with the war…

This haunting and exceptional novel is rooted in the experience of women in a warrior culture; it explores the spiritual cost to both sexes of the warrior ethos and, in Jungian terms, the price of man’s alienation from the feminine through the motif of the lost boy-twin.