The Millions

My First Year as a Mother, I Only Read Women Authors. Here’s What I Learned.

When I was six months pregnant, I moved across the world, and I found myself thinking a lot about containers. First, in order to move I had to put everything I owned, including books, into containers. Then those containers had to be loaded into a shipping container that went across the Atlantic. My old life had to be folded and put away in the trunks of memory as I said goodbye to friends, quit a job I was sorry to leave, broke the lease on my one-bedroom apartment, and signed the paperwork for my spousal visa. And in the third trimester, it had become more and more obvious that my body was itself a container—one that was struggling to contain a writhing, wriggling being.

The boxes carrying my things arrived at my new home a few weeks before

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da The Millions

The Millions4 min letti
The Light and the Dark: On Ali Smith’s ‘Summer’
Summer brings us, too, a completion of the cycle of seasons: suffering to hope, green to gray, life to death, and back again. Or all of them at once. Or not really at all. The post The Light and the Dark: On Ali Smith’s ‘Summer’ appeared first on The
The Millions7 min letti
Correcting History: On C Pam Zhang’s ‘How Much of These Hills Is Gold’
We need many more novels like this one: novels that breathe life into people who have gone unseen too long. The post Correcting History: On C Pam Zhang’s ‘How Much of These Hills Is Gold’ appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions6 min letti
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Alam, Klay, French, Kafka, and More
In a year that's been disorienting, bizarre, and nightmarish, it seems only fitting that a new book by Franz Kafka publishes today. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Alam, Klay, French, Kafka, and More appeared first on The Millions.