Grażyna Plebanek
ISBN: 83-7414-163-8

Marta, a young, ambitious and goal-oriented woman escapes provincial life. She has a flat in Warsaw, a chance of promotion at work.

An unplanned pregnancy forces her to reorganize her life. How to reconcile her professional career with the new roles of mother, wife and daughter-in-law? She asks herself for the first time what her own needs are. Was the course of her life so far a conscious choice? Or was she trying to live up to the expectations of those around her? Is the media-promoted model of a woman who can easily combine success in professional and private life, good looks and high self-esteem, compatible with reality? It is a novel about a search for identity, a dramatic re-evaluation of values and a portrait of a modern woman entangled in life's obligations.

photo by Stephan Vanfleteren