Hatching: Experiments in Motherhood and Technology

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Riverhead Books
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5.4 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.84 pounds

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About the Author
Jenni Quilter teaches at New York University. Her most recent book is New York School Painters & Poets: Neon in Daylight, for which she was a finalist for the 2014 AICA Award for Best Criticism. She has written for the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement (London), Poetry Review, and the London Review of Books.
Praise for Hatching

"A stunningly personal and cultural history of fertility, from the first test-tube baby in 1978 to the anxious message boards of parents-to-be today." --Book Riot

"Melding intimate memoir and enlightening medical history. . . . A sensitive, politically astute examination of reproduction." --Kirkus Reviews

"Profound. . . . This is a must-read for anyone considering IVF." --Publishers Weekly

"Sometimes books show up just when we need them to. Quilter accomplishes the rare feat of being both introspective and unflinching as she considers exactly what it means to become human." --Juli Berwald, author of Spineless and Life on the Rocks

"Quilter's brilliant searchlight lays bare all the ways a person assigned femaleness will find herself, in our late moment, dancing with questions of reproduction, technology, dominion. A timely intellectual, social, personal, and philosophical history, Hatching encompasses both the most intimate and far reaches, allowing us to see terrain anew and slightly defamiliarized." --Edie Meidav, author of Another Love Discourse

"As expert at reading the faces in a doctor's waiting room as she is at appraising a moment or era in wider human history, Jenni Quilter is an illuminating and intellectually dexterous tour-guide through the relatively uncharted field of fertility technology. Hatching is as multi-minded and heartfelt as it is genre-crossing and expansive." --Gregory O'Brien, author of Always Song in the Water

"Quilter's personal story of motherhood, woven with impressive scholarly rigor, produces a remarkable book. Her expansive use of archival documents, pop culture, and biography is unique and thrilling." --Lisa Jean Moore, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, State University of New York, Purchase College