Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Motherhood. Rachel Yoder’s debut novel titled, Nightbitch, will appeal in a special way to any parent whose role led to some temporary or permanent loss of one’s mind. A nameless protagonist places her career as an artist on hold to stay at home with her newborn son, a practical arrangement since her husband’s income exceeds hers. While the husband travels for work every week, the mother compares herself unfavorably to those other moms who seem to have it all together. With a sharp satire at modern parenting, Yoder lets the mother become more animal than human and that’s just what was needed to break out of languish. By the time we are accustomed to what seems like a fantasy life, Yoder arranges performance art which restores the mother to her self-identity as an artist. Laugh and howl with this novel and the transformations it offers for our insight and entertainment. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Nightbitch from amazon.com.