Ashley Audrain began writing The Push after leaving her job as publicity director at Penguin Books Canada to raise her two young children. At Penguin, she worked with bestselling authors including Khaled Hosseini, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Meg Wolitzer. Prior to Penguin, she worked at a global public relations agency in consumer marketing.
Intensely absorbing, gripping until the final page, The Push excavates the myths of motherhood, deftly exploring the shape-shifting landscape of parenting, the powerful impact of the past on the present, and the deep unease of our inability to ever fully know even those we hold the closest -- Kim Edwards, bestselling author of <i>The Memory Keeper's Daughter</i> The most thought-provoking exploration of motherhood I've come across since We Need to Talk About Kevin -- Clare Pooley Starkly original and compulsively readable, The Push is a deep dive into the darkest nooks and crannies of motherhood . . . Raw, visceral, and often disturbing, this is an intense psychological drama -- Kristin Hannah 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 * bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife * I was totally hooked. Compelling, addictive, chilling. Smashing read -- Elizabeth Macneal The Push was a poetic, propulsive read that set my nerves jangling in both horror and recognition. I read it one sitting and it stayed with me for days afterwards. Not to be missed -- Lisa Jewell