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What if your experience of motherhood was nothing like what you hoped for - but everything you always feared?
'The women in this family, we're different . . .'
The arrival of baby Violet was meant to be the happiest day of my life.
It was meant to be a fresh start.
But as soon as I held her in my arms I knew something wasn't right. I have always known that the women in my family aren't meant to be mothers.
My husband Fox says I'm imagining it. He tells me I'm nothing like my own mother, and that Violet is the sweetest child.
But she's different with me. Something feels very wrong.
Is it her? Or is it me?
Is she the monster? Or am I?
The Push is a heart-pounding exploration of motherhood, obsession and the terrible price of unconditional love.
'With its riveting prose and deep convictions, Ashley Audrain's The Push had me in its clutches from the first page. Audrain's astute portrayal of motherhood was unsettling in its insights, yet highly entertaining on the page. Complex, nuanced, and unflinching, I inhaled this debut in one sitting' Karma Brown, bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife
Ashley Audrain wuchs außerhalb von Toronto auf, studierte Medienwissenschaften und arbeitete viele Jahre im Bereich Public Relations unter anderem im Verlagswesen. Heute lebt sie als freie Autorin mit ihrer Familie in Toronto. Ihr Debütroman »Der Verdacht« begeisterte Lektorinnen und Lektoren in aller Welt; lange vor Erscheinen verkauften sich die Übersetzungsrechte in über 30 Länder.