The Unfamiliar

The Unfamiliar Making a Queer Family

Hardback (20 Jul 2023)

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Publisher's Synopsis

An unconventional, unexpectedly funny, brutally honest memoir about infertility, pregnancy and motherhood

'You and your partner want a baby. But your two bodies can't make a baby together.'

If you want a baby but your body says otherwise -
If you don't know the polite way to say thank you for the sperm -
If you're waiting for the sound of a brand-new heartbeat -
If you know it takes a village to raise a baby but have no idea who should be doing what -
If you're lurching between bliss and bewilderment -
If you don't fit the shape of what you've been told a mother should be -
Reach for The Unfamiliar and don't let go.

Moving and immersive, and written with wisdom, disarming humour and raw honesty, The Unfamiliar casts a fresh eye on motherhood and challenges our assumptions about pregnancy, gender roles, queer identity and what it means to be a parent.

'Cold, hard, raw writing that somehow sets your heart on fire' LAURA DOCKRILL

'Fierce, honest, beautifully written... A marvel' PRAGYA AGARWAL

'Kirsty Logan writes with bright wit and wonder - I read this book in awe' DOIREANN NÍ GHRÍOFA

'Wonderful... Luminous writing captures the uncertainty, the fear, the sheer physicality of love' MARIANNE LEVY

Book information

ISBN: 9780349016573
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.874308664
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 356g
Height: 144mm
Width: 224mm
Spine width: 26mm