The Unfamiliar: A Queer Motherhood Memoir by Kirsty Logan

The Unfamiliar: A Queer Motherhood Memoir by Kirsty Logan

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An unconventional, unexpectedly funny, brutally honest memoir about infertility, pregnancy and motherhood

'You and your partner want a baby. But your two bodies can't make a baby together.' If you want a baby but your body says otherwise - If you don't know the polite way to say thank you for the sperm - If you're waiting for the sound of a brand-new heartbeat - If you know it takes a village to raise a baby but have no idea who should be doing what -If you're lurching between bliss and bewilderment - If you don't fit the shape of what you've been told a mother should be - Reach for The Unfamiliar and don't let go.

Moving and immersive, and written with wisdom, disarming humour and raw honesty, The Unfamiliar casts a fresh eye on motherhood and challenges our assumptions about pregnancy, gender roles, queer identity and what it means to be a parent.

'Cold, hard, raw writing that somehow sets your heart on fire' LAURA DOCKRILL

'Fierce, honest, beautifully written... A marvel' PRAGYA AGARWAL

'Kirsty Logan writes with bright wit and wonder - I read this book in awe' DOIREANN NI GHRIOFA

'Wonderful... Luminous writing captures the uncertainty, the fear, the sheer physicality of love' MARIANNE LEVY

Hardback / 240 pages