Mothermorphosis: Australian Storytellers Write about Becoming a Mother
Kate Holden, Kathy Lette, George McEncroe, Susan Carland, Catherine Deveny, Jo Case, Lee Kofman, Lorelei Vashti, Hilary Harper, Hannah Robert, Jane Caro, Rebecca Huntley, Fatima Measham, Cordelia Fine, Kerri Sackville, Dee Madigan
Melbourne University Publishing, 2015 - Childbirth - 238 pages
In Mothermorphosis, some of Australia's most talented writers and storytellers share their own experiences of motherhood. In telling their stories they articulate the complex internal conflicts, the exhilaration and the absurdity of the transformation that takes place when we become mothers.
We read about the yearning for a child, the private and public expressions of maternal love, the questioning, uncertainty and unexpected delight, as well as unfathomable loss.
Mothermorphosis reveals that there is no 'right' version of this epic experience and no single tale that could ever speak for all mothers. Yet it is in reading about other women's experiences--the hard bits, the joyous bits and even the ridiculous bits--that we can become more compassionate, not just to other mothers but hopefully to ourselves.
Mothermorphosis includes writing from- Kate Holden, Kathy Lette, Lorelei Vashti, Rebecca Huntley, George McEnroe, Fatima Measham, Jo Case, Hilary Harper, Cordelia Fine, Jane Caro, Hannah Robert, Susan Carland, Kerri Sackville, Catherine Deveny, Lee Kofman and Dee Madigan.
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"Australian women writers, including Kathy Lette, Kate Holden, Jo Case and Catherine Deveny, have contributed essays on their experiences of motherhood and birth to this collection. Edited by Monica ... Read full review
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