Nightbitch

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Product Details

Price
$26.00  $23.92
Publisher
Doubleday Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.83 X 8.35 X 1.18 inches | 0.97 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780385546812
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About the Author

RACHEL YODER is a founding editor of draft: the journal of process. She holds M.F.A's from the University of Arizona (fiction) and the University of Iowa (nonfiction), where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Her stories and essays have been published in literary journals such as The Kenyon Review and The Missouri Review, as well as national outlets such as The New York Times, The Sun, and Lit Hub. She lives in Iowa City with her husband and son.

Reviews

"I could not love a novel more than Rachel Yoder's Nightbitch. It's such a uniquely brilliant book, one that looks at the intersection of motherhood and art, the terror of 'a thousand artless afternoons'. It is so wonderfully observant, so precise, and yet manages to expand and expand upon those initial concerns, turning magical, dark, and funny.
--KEVIN WILSON, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing to See Here

A feral, unholy marriage of Tillie Olsen and Kafka--Nightbitch is an incredible feat.
--CARMEN MARIA MACHADO

"A high wire act of a novel that expertly balances the uncanny and quotidian moments of early motherhood. Yoder's writing is graceful, funny and unnerving as hell."
--JENNY OFFILL, New York Times bestselling author of Weather and Dept. of Speculation

Yoder's guttural and luminous debut blends absurdism, humor, and myth to lay bare the feral, violent realities underlying a new mother's existence... Bursting with fury, loneliness, and vulgarity, Yoder's narrative revels in its deconstruction of the social script women and mothers are taught to follow, painstakingly reading between the lines to expose the cruel and downright ludicrous ways in which women are denied their personhood. An electric work by an ingenious new voice, this is one to devour."
--Publishers Weekly *starred review*

"A darkly funny, often insightful dive into the competitive relationship and mutually generative potential between art and motherhood and the animalism underlying procreation and child-rearing. . . A battle hymn as novel about sinking your teeth into the available options for self-determination and ripping them to shreds."
--Kirkus Reviews