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Title:
A life's work : on becoming a mother
Author:
Cusk, Rachel, 1967-
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Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Physical Description:
213 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
"The experience of motherhood is an experience in contradiction. It is commonplace and it is impossible to imagine. It is prosaic and it is mysterious. It is at once banal, bizarre, compelling, tedious, comic, and catastrophic. To become a mother is to become the chief actor in a drama of human existence to which no one turns up. It is the process by which an ordinary life is transformed unseen into a story of strange and powerful passions, of love and servitude, of confinement. and compassion." "In a book that is touching, hilarious, provocative, and profoundly insightful, novelist Rachel Cusk attempts to tell something of an old story set in a new era of sexual equality. Cusk's account of a year of modern motherhood becomes many stories: a farewell to freedom, sleep, and time; a lesson in humility and hard work; a journey to the roots of love; a meditation on madness and mortality; and most of all, a sentimental education in babies, books, toddler groups, bad advice, crying, breastfeeding, and never being alone."--BOOK JACKET.
General Note:
Originally published: Great Britain : Fourth Estate.
Language:
English
Contents:
Forty Weeks -- Lily Bart's Baby -- Colic and Other Stories -- Loving, Leaving -- Motherbaby -- Extra Fox -- Hell's Kitchen -- Help -- Don't Forget to Scream -- A Valediction to Sleep -- Breathe -- Heartburn.
ISBN:
9780312269876
Format :
Book

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