Eleven Hours (Paperback)Pamela Erens (author)
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'An immensely powerful, cannot-look-away novel of heart and bone and muscle and blood. The war novel has a rival... and it is breath-taking.' The Herald
Lore arrives at the hospital alone: no husband, no partner, no friends. She is in labour. Franckline, a nurse in the maternity ward, herself newly pregnant, is assigned to her care. Over the spiralling course of eleven hours, the women are thrown together into a fierce, physical intimacy, and they begin to force one another to reckon with their pasts and their futures. Lore must disentangle herself from a love triangle; Franckline must move beyond deep traumas; both must prepare themselves for the fear, joy, anguish and awe of motherhood.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Gorgeous, harrowing, and intensely urgent - I can't stop thinking about this book -- Molly Antopol, author of The UnAmericans
I loved Eleven Hours... A gorgeous, haunting, slender novel -- Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist
A story about birth, which is to say a story about life and death... A novel with the -adrenaline-rush pacing of an action movie * New York Times *
Exhilarating * Wall Street Journal *
Extraordinary * Boston Globe *
Intense, provocative...a deeply rewarding high-wire act * The National *
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