Nightbitch (Paperback)
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Nightbitch (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 07/07/2022
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Disturbing, imaginative and darkly funny, Yoder’s jaw-dropping debut finds a struggling mother undergoing an alarming transformation as the stresses of her domestic life engulf her.

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: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529113990
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


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Outrageous, gritty, smart, fun - BONNIE GARMUS, Sunday Times bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry

Yoder's voice is precise and funny, pitch-perfect... This is a terrifically alive and imaginative tale... an important contribution to the engagement with motherhood that rightly dominates contemporary feminism. - Lara Feigel, Observer

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

A deliciously untamed satire on mothering and collapsed ambition... Yoder's descriptions of wild self-release are thrilling. - Catherine Taylor, Financial Times

Yoder's commentary on the assorted neuroses of modern womanhood is graceful and coolly incisive... She infuses new life into the cold, furry flesh of the monstrous femme. - AK Blakemore, Guardian

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