Motherest

Motherest

A Novel

Book - 2017
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It's the early 1990s, and Agnes is running out of people she can count on. A new college student, she is caught between the broken home she leaves behind and the wilderness of campus life. What she needs most is her mother, who has seemingly disappeared, and her brother, who left the family tragically a few years prior. As Agnes falls into new romance, mines female friendships for intimacy, and struggles to find her footing, she writes letters to her mother, both to conjure a closeness they never had and to try to translate her experiences to herself. When she finds out she is pregnant, Agnes begins to contend with what it means to be a mother and, in some ways, what it means to be your own mother.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, Hachette Book Group, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455594443
145559444X
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 279 pages ; 24 cm

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LPL_Sarah
Aug 20, 2017

A well-done first novel by Kristen Iskandrian. Set in the 90s, we follow Agnes as she navigates complicated love between friends, family, and a college boyfriend. Iskandrian delivers some truly poignant moments along with dead-pan humor and smart observations.

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