by: Rachel Yoder

Goodreads description:

One day, the mother was a mother but then, one night, she was quite suddenly something else…

At home full-time with her two-year-old son, an artist finds she is struggling. She is lonely and exhausted. She had imagined – what was it she had imagined? Her husband, always travelling for his work, calls her from faraway hotel rooms. One more toddler bedtime, and she fears she might lose her mind.

Instead, quite suddenly, she starts gaining things, surprising things that happen one night when her child will not sleep. Sharper canines. Strange new patches of hair. New appetites, new instincts. And from deep within herself, a new voice…

With its clear eyes on contemporary womanhood and sharp take on structures of power, Nightbitchis an outrageously original, joyfully subversive read that will make you want to howl in laughter and recognition. Addictive enough to be devoured in one sitting, this is an unforgettable novel from a blazing new talent.

Helen says:  πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“

This certainly was thought provoking! A harrowing tale of the loneliness of motherhood- the horror. The story line reminded me of Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation (if you like that kind of book- you will love this). I am glad this book was short because it was a little disturbing- reader beware. It brought back memories of a bleak and often boring time in life- having an infant. Nightbitch was extremely feminist and repulsive in parts, but also laugh out loud funny, too. There is a hilarious section on multilevel marketing schemes geared towards stay at home moms. #Girlboss

Holly says:πŸ€“πŸ€“πŸ€“1/2

Whoa! Can’t say this one isn’t original! I had some times of being overwhelmed and frustrated as a young mother, but Nightbitch takes coping mechanisms to another level. A review read “the story of a stay-at-home mom who sometimes transforms into a dog”…that’s an understatement and maybe the weakest summary I have ever read. This mom turns into NIGHTBITCH, and I mean bitch – killing the pet cat was bad enough, but a very descriptive rabbit slaughter was something else. In spite of this, there are some laugh out loud moments, dare I say you may “howl” with laughter when an “Alpha Mom” goes broke consuming all the goods from her own pyramid scheme. Moms will definitely identify with parts of the book and be pretty grossed out by others. I sure do want to meet Rachel Yoder! I hear this book is being made into a movie 😡 – wowza!

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