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Jennifer Haigh is American novelist and short story writer.

She was born in Barnesboro, a coal town in western Pennsylvania, 85 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in Cambria County. He attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers Workshop in 2002. His novels have been published in Granta, Plowshares, Guernica, and many other publications, including the anthology The Best American Short Stories. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship for Fiction in 2018. She lives in Boston.

Jennifer Haigh’s first novel, MRS. KIMBLE won PEN/Hemingway Award for her debut novel. She went on to write the Bakerton trilogy, which chronicles life in a Pennsylvania coal mining town: PEN/L.L. Winship Award for Outstanding Book by a New England Author; the short story collection NEWS FROM HEAVEN, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and the PEN/New England Prize for Fiction; and HEAT AND LIGHT, which won Best Book of 2016 awards from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR.

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For nearly a decade, Claudia has been counseling patients at Mercy Street, a clinic in the heart of the city. Work consumes, the endless dramas of women in the crisis. Mercy Street offers its patients more just than medical care; for many it is a second chance.

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But outside the clinic, the reality is totally different. Anonymous threats are common. A small, determined anti-abortion group shows up at her door every morning. As the protests intensify, anxiety pervades Claudia’s days, a buzzing anxiety that she manages with frequent visits to the Timmy, an affable pot dealer in midst of her own existential crisis.

At Timmy’s, she meets a random selection of customers, including Anthony, a lost soul who spends most of his life online chatting with the mysterious Excelsior11, the nickname of Victor Prine, an anti-abortion crusader who targets Mercy. Street and is willing to do it. Risk everything for his faith.

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Mercy Street is a unique and moving novel about what it means to be caught up in life’s circumstances. His characters live in a world where there seem to be no real options. As I read, I felt that these people were more than just characters; I inhabited his world and felt his “traffic jam”. Even the weather became a character as one Northeast followed another and Bostonians literally froze in place.

The main character Claudia is a social worker at Mercy Street, a women’s clinic in Boston. She spent her childhood in poverty, raised by a selfless single mother, Deb, who made ends meet by fostering “foster kids.” Her only real interest, after surviving the grueling day of nursing, is to sit, smoke, and watch TV.

Claudia seemingly escapes this world by going to college, marrying well, and working for a women’s magazine. After a few years, she puts all that behind her, no longer in this world, but finds little comfort or joy in her new job as a social worker at Mercy Street. Numbing on weed and Dateline reps, her relationship with her distributor is the deepest she has.

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Tim, her trafficker, doesn’t know how to stop being a trafficker, a job she has done for most of her adult life. He has an ex and a son that she needs to support from afar, both physically and emotionally. He literally exists in a puff of smoke and his true passion seems to be his restored Barracuda.

Together with Claudia, she negotiates with Anthony, who spends his time going to mass, protesting on Mercy Street, and passing photos of women going there to Victor, whom he only knows from an anti-abortion website, which contains a “wall of shame” filled with with photographs of women who go to various clinics and that it is not by chance that Victor finds them attractive. Victor is a retired truck driver in the aftermath of a brief marriage to a woman who took advantage of him and left. His mind rarely strays from the what ifs of this marriage and the pain endured. He couldn’t assume that his wife had aborted the child he had fathered.

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