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The Bad Mother

The Bad Mother

eBook - 2016
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"Born in Germany, Marguerite was just into her twenties when she moved to Tunisia wit her French lover. She thought she was choosing a life of adventure and freedom, but what she got was children and a marriage that quickly became abusive. Constrained by the minutiae of everyday life, Margeurite longs for the agency to make her own choices. Eventually she flees, leaving her children behind for a year and a half. As the world labels her a wife, a mother, and eventually a bad mother, Marguerite wrestles with her own definition of personhood. Can you love your children and want your own life at the same time? A half-century later, this fictionalized account of Andersen's life is written with brutal honesty, in spare, pithy, and often poetic prose, as she expresses her own conflicted feelings concerning a difficult time and the impact it had o her sense of self. Andersen confronts the large and small choices that she made-- the times she stayed and the times she didn't-- all the while asking, What kind of mother am I?" Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : Second Story Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781772600018
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (202 pages)
1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: Mauvaise mère. English


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