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Hurricanes in Perfect Power
Hurricanes in Perfect Power

Hurricanes in Perfect Power

Tales of Modern Motherhood



288 Pages, 5.25 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $29.99 (US $29.99)

Publication Date: January 2024

ISBN 9781784878313

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Jan 2024)
Vintage Classics

Price: $29.99


Some of the finest stories of motherhood ever written, collected in a stunning new collection

'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 greatest 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

Author Biography

Candice Brathwaite is the author of I Am Not Your Baby Mother. She is a contributing editor at Grazia and her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Harper's Bazaar, Stylist, Metro and Huffington Post. She is also the founder of Make Motherhood Diverse - an online initiative that aims to ensure many more mothers see themselves reflected online - and a hugely popular influencer.