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Jamwriter Spotlight - Nightbitch, by Rachel Yoder

Updated: Dec 16, 2021

In this unforgettable debut novel, Yoder delivers an outrageous Kafka-esque parable about the mundanity and monstrosity of early motherhood. Our protagonist, an artist turned stay-at-home parent known only as “the mother," has become a husk of herself after two years of raising a toddler without the support of her husband, who's all-too often away on weekly business trips. Soon, her mind and body begin to change; she grows dense patches of hair, her teeth sharpen, and she develops canine impulses. It’s only through her surreal transformation into "Nightbitch" that she experiences liberation from the pressure cooker of motherhood. Yoder touches on a kaleidoscope of themes, from the towering inferno of female rage to grieving the loss of self that accompanies motherhood, all of it undergirded by feral, ferocious scenes of our heroine feasting on rabbits and pissing on the lawn. Nightbitch will grab you by the scruff and refuse to let go.


https://www.amazon.com/Nightbitch-Novel-Rachel-Yoder/dp/0385546815?ots=1&slotNum=18&imprToken=28beb588-fdba-ec66-f02&linkCode=ogi&tag=esquire_auto-append-20&ascsubtag=[artid|10054.g.35180578[src|[ch|[lt|


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