By Rachel Cusk
The adventure of motherhood is an adventure in contradiction. it really is common and it truly is very unlikely to visualize. it really is prosaic and it's mysterious. it's instantly banal, strange, compelling, tedious, comedian, and catastrophic. To turn into a mom is to turn into the executive actor in a drama of human life to which not anyone turns up. it's the technique in which a regular existence is remodeled unseen right into a tale of odd and robust passions, of affection and servitude, of confinement and compassion.
In a publication that's touching, hilarious, provocative, and profoundly insightful, novelist Rachel Cusk makes an attempt to inform anything of an previous tale set in a brand new period of sexual equality. Cusk's account of a yr of recent motherhood turns into many tales: a farewell to freedom, sleep, and time; a lesson in humility and difficult paintings; a trip to the roots of affection; a meditation on insanity and mortality; and such a lot of all a sentimental schooling in infants, books, baby teams, undesirable recommendation, crying, breastfeeding, and not being by myself.
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It looked like she'd spent her afternoon seeing, and touching, all of him. No wonder she hadn't answered my email. " Linda persisted. I glanced at her and realized she knew they'd been making love and was having fun teasing them. Mark looked her solidly in the eyes with a hint of a smile. " She gave a shout of laughter. " To Wendy, she added, "I like this one. " Wendy rubbed Mark's arm. " Owen turned and looked at me, his eyebrows raised, and it annoyed me. I wouldn't have been hanging out with his brother if he hadn't left me alone.
I whispered to Austin. "Greens are twenty-five bucks, orange fifty. " My stomach twisted so hard it hurt. There had to be at least twenty green chips there, and ten orange ones. Plus whatever the rest were worth. This was so much worse than I'd imagined. What was Owen doing? I took an involuntary step forward, but Austin took gentle but firm hold of my upper arm. "No, stay here. " Got it or not, he was betting our future on cards! " Owen and the guy showed the cards they'd been holding at the same time.
Melissa has two weeks to decide: stay with Owen or jump ship. Author's Note "All At Sea" is the ninth novel in my "Toronto Series". While the books can be read out of order, this one does include characters from "A Life That Fits", so if you haven't read that one yet you might want to pick it up first! If you'd like to read all of the Toronto books in order, starting with my free novel "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo", the "Also By Heather Wardell" link in the Table of Contents will give you the information you need.
A Life's Work: On Becoming a Mother by Rachel Cusk