Hurricanes in Perfect Power Tales of Modern Motherhood

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

A stunning new collection of short stories about motherhood, selected and introduced by Candice Brathwaite.

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'To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow' MAYA ANGELOU


The story of motherhood is an endlessly rich one: it's one of love - and all the highs and lows that come with that world-turning emotion - and, in the purest sense, of life itself. Within these pages, some of the finest writers in the world explore motherhood in wildly varying modes, from single parenthood to sisters coparenting, from the deepest hardships to the biggest celebrations.

Selected and introduced by Candice Brathwaite, author of I Am Not Your Baby Mother.

Stories by Lydia Davis, Anita Desai, Mary Gaitskill, Tessa Hadley, Jamaica Kincaid, Toni Morrison, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Irenosen Okojie, Casey Plett, Tabitha Siklos, Helen Simpson, Ali Smith

Book information

ISBN: 9781784878313
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.0108092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 384g
Height: 222mm
Width: 143mm
Spine width: 28mm