Publication Date: 22/07/2021 ISBN: 9781787302648 Category:


Rachel Yoder

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 22/07/2021 ISBN: 9781787302648 Category:


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Looking for a summer read with bite?

‘UNHOLY’ Carmen Maria Machado

One day, the mother was a mother but then, one night, she was quite suddenly something else…

At home full-time with her two-year-old son, an artist finds she is struggling. She is lonely and exhausted. She had imagined – what was it she had imagined? Her husband, always travelling for his work, calls her from faraway hotel rooms. One more toddler bedtime, and she fears she might lose her mind.

Instead, quite suddenly, she starts gaining things, surprising things that happen one night when her child will not sleep. Sharper canines. Strange new patches of hair. New appetites, new instincts. And from deep within herself, a new voice…

With its clear eyes on contemporary womanhood and sharp take on structures of power, Nightbitch is an outrageously original, joyfully subversive read that will make you want to howl in laughter and recognition. Addictive enough to be devoured in one sitting, this is an unforgettable novel from a blazing new talent.

Publisher Review

Feral, unholy... Nightbitch is an incredible feat. * Carmen Maria Machado, author of IN THE DREAM HOUSE * I think I've been waiting my whole adult life for a read like this. Nightbitch is truly imaginative, utterly original, brave and brilliant - I devoured it. * Elaine Feeney, author of AS YOU WERE * 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". And 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, author of NOTHING TO SEE HERE * This guttural and luminous debut blends absurdism, humor, and myth... An electric work by an ingenious new voice, this is one to devour. * Starred review, Publishers Weekly * The most original book I've read in ages; blistering, enraged and very funny. * Editor's Choice, The Bookseller *

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