Motherest

Motherest

A Novel

Book - 2017
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It's the early 1990s, and as a new college student, Agnes is caught between the broken home she leaves behind and the wilderness of campus life. What she needs most is her mother, who has disappeared once and for all, and her brother, who left the family tragically a few years prior. As Agnes tries to find her footing, she writes letters to her mother to conjure a closeness they never. But 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. The end of the world as she knows it is also the beginning of a brand new one.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781455594443
145559444X
Characteristics: 279 pages ;,24 cm.

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SarahDormat
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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