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The Unfamiliar- A Queer Motherhood Memoir  by Kirsty Logan

The Unfamiliar- A Queer Motherhood Memoir by Kirsty Logan


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 NI GHRIOFA

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

  • Details

    Imprint: Virago

    Publication Date: 6th June 2024

    IBSN: 9780349016580

    Format: Paperback

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