The Child


The Child | 9781783785476 | Kjersti A. Skomsvold


Format:Paperback / softback

Published:05/05/2022 by Granta Books


‘Written with memorable precision and love’ Sarah Moss

‘Raw and shimmering’ Liz Berry

The woman has given birth. Now she holds her second child in her arms, a tiny mystery. The world is new and full of surprises, even though dangers lurk behind every corner; a car out of control, disease ever present in the air, the unforgiving speed of time. As she speaks to the child, the story of her life emerges. A story of a body worn down by illness, of heartbreak, of a lover stolen and of happiness finally found.

In iridescent prose, Skomsvold paints a portrait of the artist as a mother, and reckons with the sharp compromises and quiet joys that make up a life.

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