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									Nine Months review

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                                 Product Description-Nine Months
 A bold, unapologetic first novel about a pregnant mother and wife who abandons her family in search of an identity that is hers
 alone. "Deliciously, dangerously rogue." —Marcy Dermansky, author of Bad MarieSonia, a young Brooklyn mother shaken by
   her unexpected (third) pregnancy, abandons her husband and kids and takes off on a cross-country odyssey in search of an
  identity separate from her family. She does everything a pregnant woman shouldn't do—engaging in casual sex and smoking
     weed—as she retraces her past and attempts to reclaim her sidelined career as an artist. Nine Months is a fierce, daring
 page-turner of a novel—a lacerating response to the culture of mommy blogs, helicopter parents and "parental correctness" as
                   well as an unflinching look at the choices women face when trying to balance art and family.

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Customer Reviews:
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

A fresh perspective on modern motherhood, September 17, 2012 By Linda Linguvic (New York City)
        This review is from: Nine Months (Paperback) Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program (What's this?) This
book breaks a taboo about motherhood and brings a fresh perspective unique in modern literature. The main character, Sonia,,
a contemporary mother of two small boys who lives with her husband in an upscale Brooklyn neighborhood, is distressed
because of an unwanted pregnancy. She feels her hopes and dreams of moving on with her life and becoming an artist will be
squashed. She has a lot of conflicting emotions and this all feels very real, but when, in her last trimester of pregnancy, she just
gets in her car and leaves her husband and children, the story takes on a bit of a fantasy.This trip is, in fact, a journey of
discovery as Sonia visits old friends, has a fast and furious romantic encounter with a stranger, connects with her sister and
generally just travels from place to place, re-discovering her roots - all the while very aware of the growing baby inside of
her.Yes, the book has a happy ending and there are no real surprises but it certainly...

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

Audacious and compelling, August 21, 2012 By Shelleyrae (Australia)
This review is from: Nine Months (Paperback) Nine Months is an audacious novel that explores the difficult journey of a woman
who is struggling to balance her need for individuality with motherhood. Sonia was relieved to find that mothering was becoming
a little easier as her two young sons began to gain independence. However her dreams of reclaiming the ambitions she held
before their birth is shattered when she discovers she is pregnant again. Ruling out an abortion, Sonia attempts to reconcile the
impending birth with her feelings of loss and frustration but as her due date draws closer, the temptation to escape the pressure
proves too strong. Abandoning her husband and children, Sonia withdraws the family's savings and sets off on a wild cross
country road trip in search of the woman she once was.Self absorbed, petty and vulgar it's easy to judge Sonia for her
impetuous actions. However, I think there are very few mothers, who in those first hellish months of motherhood, have not
fleetingly thought about escaping...

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A counterpoint to Super Mommies, August 21, 2012 By TChris (Tzer Island)
   This review is from: Nine Months (Paperback) Nine Months is a counterpoint to smiling Super Mommies and happy chatter
about the miracle of childbirth. The story is disquieting but told with unvarnished honesty, in prose that is intense and immediate.
It's also very funny.Sonia isn't made for the rituals of motherhood. Hanging out with the neighborhood mommies reminds her of
high school cliques. She doesn't agree that children are sacred, that mothers should sacrifice careers and passions to stay
home with them. She loves her two boys, envies their unbridled aggression, but raising them does not provide the sense of
contentment that other moms seem to experience. At the age of 35, she is deeply ambivalent about having a third child. She
feels her accidental fetus sucking the life out of her.As the story begins, Sonia is experiencing guilt because she is "the worst
thing on earth": a mother who left her children. Even worse, although she's in denial as she haunts malls and lays around her

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