Nightbitch: A Novel Hardcover by Rachel Yoder

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Nightbitch: A Novel Hardcover by Rachel Yoder

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ Knopf Canada (July 20 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0735281556
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9780735281554
Item weight ‏ : ‎ 100 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.61 x 2.79 x 21.62 cm

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

In this blazingly smart and voracious debut, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog.

An ambitious mother puts her art career on hold to stay at home with her newborn son, but the experience does not match her imagination. Two years later, she steps into the bathroom for a break from her toddler's demands, only to discover a dense patch of hair on the back of her neck. In the mirror, her canines suddenly look sharper than she remembers. Her husband, who travels for work five days a week, casually dismisses her fears from faraway hotel rooms.

As the mother's symptoms intensify, and her temptation to give into her new dog impulses peak, she struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity secret. Seeking a cure at the library, she discovers the mysterious academic tome which becomes her bible, "A Field Guide to Magical Women: A Mythical Ethnography," and meets a group of mommies involved in a multi-level-marketing scheme who may also be more than what they seem.

An outrageously original novel of ideas about art, power and womanhood wrapped in a satirical fairy tale, Nightbitch will make you want to howl in laughter and recognition. And you should. You should howl as much as you want.

About the Author

RACHEL YODER is the literary programmer for the Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, founder and editor of draft: the journal of process, marketing manager for Reading Group Choices, and senior agent at The Tuesday Agency. Her stories and essays have been anthologized and published in literary journals such as Kenyon Review and Missouri Review as well as national outlets such as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Sun, GAY Magazine, and Lit Hub. She has earned two MFAs, from the University of Iowa (nonfiction) and the University of Arizona (fiction).

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