‘Andrew’s Brain’ by E.L. Doctorow

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E.L. Doctorow’s twelfth novel, “Andrew’s Brain,” begins a step from cliché, with a man carrying an infant to a door in the snow. The man is the titular Andrew, the infant his own with recently diseased second wife Briony, and the doorstep that of his ex-wife Martha. Of course, he leaves the infant there.

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