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After Birth

(2015)
A novel by

 
A widely acclaimed young writer's fierce new novel in which childbirth and new motherhood are as high stakes a proving ground as any combat zone.

A year has passed since Ari gave birth to Walker, though it went so badly awry she has trouble calling it "birth" to begin with, and she still can't locate herself in her own altered universe. Amid the strange, disjointed rhythms of her days and nights and another impending winter in upstate New York, Ari is a tree without roots, struggling to keep her branches aloft.

When Mina, a one-time cult musician--older, self-contained, alone, and nine months pregnant--moves to town, Ari sees the possibility of a new friend despite her unfortunate habit of generally mistrusting women. Soon they become comrades-in-arms, and the previously hostile terrain seems almost navigable.

With piercing insight, purifying anger, and outrageous humor, Elisa Albert issues a wake-up call to a culture that turns its new mothers into exiles and expects them to act like natives. Like Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk about Kevin and Anne Enright's The Gathering, this is a daring and resonant novel from one of our most visceral writers.

 
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Used availability for Elisa Albert's After Birth


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Hardback Editions

April 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
ISBN: 0-7011-8872-3 / 978-0-7011-8872-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
ISBN: 0-544-27373-7 / 978-0-544-27373-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

April 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
ISBN: 0-09-959014-X / 978-0-09-959014-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
ISBN: 0-544-58291-8 / 978-0-544-58291-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

June 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
ISBN: 1-4815-0474-6 / 978-1-4815-0474-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: After Birth: Library Edition
Author(s): Elisa Albert
ISBN: 1-4815-0472-X / 978-1-4815-0472-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
ISBN: 1-4815-0473-8 / 978-1-4815-0473-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

April 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: After Birth
Author(s): Elisa Albert
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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