A Life's Work
On Becoming a Mother
By (author) Rachel Cusk
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Life's Work by Rachel Cusk
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312311308
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rachel Cusk
Transit, Hardback (January 2017)
"Originally published in 2016 by Jonathan Cape, Great Britain"--Title page verso.
Medea, Paperback (September 2015)View all books by Rachel Cusk
World premiere of a new version of Euripides' classic Medea. Plays in London as part of the Almeida's Greek Season.
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Author Biography - Rachel Cusk
Rachel Cusk is the author of the acclaimed novels "The Country Life "and "Saving Agnes." She lives in England.
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