Motherest: A Novel by Kristen Iskandrian

By Kristen Iskandrian

Marrying the pointy insights of Jenny Offill with the darkish humor of Maria Semple, MOTHEREST is an artistic and relocating coming-of-age novel that captures the soreness of fractured relations lifestyles, the warmth of latest love, and the actual magic of the feminine friendship -- throughout the lens of a fraying daughter-mother bond.

It's the early Nineties, and Agnes is working out of individuals she will be able to expect. a brand new collage pupil, she is stuck among the damaged domestic she leaves at the back of and the desolate tract of campus lifestyles. What she wishes such a lot is her mom, who has probably disappeared, and her brother, who left the family members tragically many years past.

As Agnes falls into new romance, mines woman friendships for intimacy, and struggles to discover her footing, she writes letters to her mom, either to conjure a closeness they by no means had and to attempt to translate her reports to herself. while she unearths out she is pregnant, Agnes starts off to take care of what it capacity to be a mom and, in many ways, what it capability to be your individual mother.

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