Eleven hours
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Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2016., [New York, New York] :
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Central - Adult Fiction
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Book
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First US edition.
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165 pages ; 20 cm
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English
ISBN
9781941040294, 1941040292

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Eleven Hours is the story of two soon-to-be mothers who, in the midst of a difficult labor, are forced to reckon with their pasts and re-create their futures. Lore must disentangle herself from a love triangle; Franckline must move beyond past traumas to accept the life that is waiting for her. Pamela Erens moves seamlessly between their begrudging partnership and the memories evoked by so intense an experience: for Lore, of the father of her child and her former best friend; for Franckline, of the family in Haiti from which she's exiled. At turns urgent and lyrical, Erens's novel is a visceral portrait of childbirth, and a vivid rendering of the way we approach motherhood with fear and joy, anguish and awe.
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Lore arrives at the hospital alone. Her birth plan is explicit: she wants no fetal monitor, no IV, no epidural. Franckline, a nurse in the maternity ward-- herself on the verge of showing-- is patient with the young woman. In the midst of a difficult labor they are forced to reckon with their pasts and re-create their futures. Lore must disentangle herself from a love triangle; Franckline must move beyond past traumas to accept the life that's waiting for her.
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Erens, P. (2016). Eleven hours. First US edition. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books.

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Erens, Pamela. 2016. Eleven Hours. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books.

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Erens, Pamela, Eleven Hours. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books, 2016.

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Erens, Pamela. Eleven Hours. First US edition. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books, 2016. Print.

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