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Life's Work : On Becoming a Mother - Reprint by Rachel Cusk (Paperback)

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The experience of motherhood is an experience in contradiction. It is commonplace and it is impossible to imagine. It is prosaic and it is mysterious. It is at once banal, bizarre, compelling, tedious, comic, and catastrophic. To become a mother is to become the chief actor in a drama of human existence to which no one turns up. It is the process by which an ordinary life is transformed unseen into a story of strange and powerful passions, of love and servitude, of confinement and compassion.

In a book that is touching, hilarious, provocative, and profoundly insightful, novelist Rachel Cusk attempts to tell something of an old story set in a new era of sexual equality. Cusk's account of a year of modern motherhood becomes many stories: a farewell to freedom, sleep, and time; a lesson in humility and hard work; a journey to the roots of love; a meditation on madness and mortality; and most of all a sentimental education in babies, books, toddler groups, bad advice, crying, breastfeeding, and never being alone.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Family + Relationships
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Rachel Cusk
Language: English
Street Date: March 1, 2003
TCIN: 53748687
UPC: 9780312311308
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-1064
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