by Claire Oshetsky

On Sale: 11/16/2021


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by Claire Oshetsky

On Sale: 11/16/2021


About the Book

An exhilarating, provocative novel of motherhood in extremis

Tiny is pregnant. Her husband is delighted. “You think this baby is going to be like you, but it’s not like you at all,” she warns him. “This baby is an owl-baby.”

When Chouette is born small and broken-winged, Tiny works around the clock to meet her daughter’s needs. Left on her own to care for a child who seems more predatory bird than baby, Tiny vows to raise Chouette to be her authentic self. Even in those times when Chouette’s behaviors grow violent and strange, Tiny’s loving commitment to her daughter is unwavering. When she discovers that her husband is on an obsessive and increasingly dangerous quest to find a “cure” for their daughter, Tiny must decide whether Chouette should be raised to fit in or to be herself—and learn what it truly means to be a mother.

Arresting, darkly funny, and unsettling, Chouette is a brilliant exploration of ambition, sacrifice, perceptions of ability, and the ferocity of motherly love.

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Critical Praise

Chouette is deeply felt, linguistically gorgeous, and wonderfully disorienting up to its final breathless pages—a stunning meditation on motherhood and identity truly unlike anything I've ever read before.”  - Claire Lombardo, author of The Most Fun We Ever Had


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063066670
  • ISBN 10: 006306667X
  • Imprint: Ecco
  • On Sale: 11/16/2021
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price:30.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Feminist
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Contemporary Women

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