After birth
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Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Format
Book
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196 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English

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A widely acclaimed young writer's fierce new novel, in which childbirth and new motherhood are as high stakes a proving ground as any combat zone A year has passed since Ari gave birth to Walker, though it went so badly awry she has trouble calling it "birth" and still she can't locate herself in her altered universe. Amid the strange, disjointed rhythms of her days and nights and another impending winter in upstate New York, Ari is a tree without roots, struggling to keep her branches aloft. When Mina, a one-time cult musician - older, self-contained, alone, and nine-months pregnant -moves to town, Ari sees the possibility of a new friend, despite her unfortunate habit of generally mistrusting women. Soon they become comrades-in-arms, and the previously hostile terrain seems almost navigable. With piercing insight, purifying anger, and outrageous humor, Elisa Albert issues a wake-up call to a culture that turns its new mothers into exiles, and expects them to act like natives. Like Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk About Kevin and Anne Enright's The Gathering, this is a daring and resonant novel from one of our most visceral writers.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Albert, E. (2015). After birth . Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Albert, Elisa, 1978-. 2015. After Birth. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Albert, Elisa, 1978-. After Birth Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Albert, Elisa. After Birth Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

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