Gable never knew her mother when she was well or was told that a lobotomy caused her behavior. She only knew the erratic, unpredictable person who drank and raged and had little impulse control. Now a mother herself, Gable tries to make sense of the surgery and accept the person her mother was versus the person she once had been.
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