Small: On motherhoods (Hardback)
  • Small: On motherhoods (Hardback)
zoom

Small: On motherhoods (Hardback)

(author)
£12.99
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 24/06/2021
  • Coming soon

Awaiting publication

  • This item has been added to your basket

"Original, important, moving, funny - quite a feat." - BERNARDINE EVARISTO

"Incredible... beautiful and funny and humane." - EMILIE PINE

"Babies who are this small, he says, have a good chance of survival. Small is not good for babies. It is not whimsical or cute or the cause of admiration. It is the first time it occurs to us that they might not survive.Babies die from smallness."

Claire Lynch knew that having children with her wife would be complicated but she could never have anticipated the extent to which her life would be redrawn by the process.

This dazzling debut begins with the smallest of life's substances, the microscopic cells subdividing in a petri dish in a fertility treatment centre. She moves through her story in incremental yet ever growing steps, from the fingernail-sized pregnancy test result screen which bears two affirmative lines to the premature arrival of her children who have to wear scale-model oxygen masks in their life-saving incubators. Devastatingly poignant and profoundly observant - and funny against the odds - Claire considers whether it is our smallness that makes our lives so big.

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781914240010
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 222 x 138 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Comfort Book
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
The Salt Path
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Storyteller
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
How Animals Saved My Life: Being the Supervet
Added to basket
The Wild Silence
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Tap to Tidy
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Becoming
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
The Comfort Book
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Three Women
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Kennedy Curse
Added to basket
A Life on Our Planet
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
The Anarchy
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Hear Me Out
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Failures of State
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.