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21 July 2021
For readers of Jenny Offill and Curtis Sittenfeld, this is a funny, provocative, pin-sharp novel that redefines modern motherhood Freedom comes in many forms...

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.
By:   Rachel Yoder
Imprint:   Harvill
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 136mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   264g
ISBN:   9781787302655
ISBN 10:   1787302652
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   21 July 2021
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Rachel Yoder grew up in a Mennonite community in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Ohio. She holds MFAs from the University of Arizona (fiction) and the University of Iowa (creative non-fiction) and is a founding editor draft: the journal of process.

Reviews for Nightbitch

Feral, unholy... Nightbitch is an incredible feat. * Carmen Maria Machado, author of IN THE DREAM HOUSE * 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 * Joyfully demented... I tore through it. This is going to be massive. * Lisa McInerney, author of THE RULES OF REVELATION * I could not love a novel more than Rachel Yoder's Nightbitch. It's such a uniquely brilliant book... magical, dark, and funny. * Kevin Wilson, author of NOTHING TO SEE HERE * An electric work by an ingenious new voice, this is one to devour. * Starred review, Publishers Weekly *

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