The Push

Author(s): Ashley Audrain


PRE-ORDER THE PUSH NOW, THE MOST BREATHTAKING DEBUT ABOUT MOTHERHOOD AND OBSESSION YOU'VE EVER READ 'A poetic, propulsive read that set my nerves jangling in both horror and recognition' LISA JEWELL, bestselling author of The Family Upstairs What if your experience of motherhood was nothing like what you hoped for - but everything you always feared? 'The women in this family, we're different . . .' The arrival of baby Violet was meant to be the happiest day of my life. A fresh start. But as soon as I held her in my arms, I knew something wasn't right. I have always known that the women in my family weren't meant to be mothers. My husband Fox says I'm imagining it, but she's different with me. Something feels very wrong. Is it her? Or is it me? Is she the monster? Or am I? The Push is a heart-pounding exploration of motherhood, obsession and the terrible price of unconditional love. _________ 'With its riveting prose and deep convictions, Ashley Audrain's The Push had me in its clutches from the first page. Audrain's astute portrayal of motherhood was unsettling in its insights, yet highly entertaining on the page. Complex, nuanced, and unflinching, I inhaled this debut in one sitting' Karma Brown, bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife 'Intensely absorbing, gripping until the final page, The Push excavates the myths of motherhood, deftly exploring . . . the deep unease of our inability to ever fully know even those we hold the closest' Kim Edwards, bestselling author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter 'Stayed up too late finishing [Audrain's] deeply unsettling The Push about the darkest reaches of motherhood . . . Visceral, provocative, compulsive, and with the most graphic and relatable description of childbirth I've read (or written)' Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal


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General Fields

  • : 9780241434567
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Michael Joseph
  • : January 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ashley Audrain
  • : Paperback
  • : 813.6
  • : 400