After the Dam (Paperback)

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Undone by motherhood, judged by her husband, thirty-two-year-old Rachel Clayborne flees with her baby in the middle of the night for the one place on earth that's been her refuge: her grandmother's lakehouse in northern Wisconsin. Hoping to reconnect with a former, healthier self, she instead faces a confused and dying grandmother, her ever-present nurse who seems bent on thwarting each of Rachel's desires, and a changed ex-boyfriend--her first and most passionate love. As a constant rain threatens the nearby dam, Rachel struggles to discern what's happened to the past, who she's become, and what kind of a life she will make for herself now--one that clings to ghosts or opens bravely to a wild new geography.

From the acclaimed author of Nina: Adolescence and The Priest's Madonna comes a gripping new novel that depicts the transformative power of motherhood with honesty, wit, and compassion.

About the Author

Amy Hassinger is the author of "Nina: Adolescence "and" The Priest s Madonna." Her writing has been translated into five languages and has won awards from" Creative Nonfiction," "Publisher s Weekly," and the Illinois Arts Council. Her work has appeared in numerous venues, including"The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction," "The Writers Chronicle," and "The Los Angeles Review of Books." She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and teaches in the University of Nebraska s MFA in Writing Program."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781597097536
ISBN-10: 1597097535
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication Date: September 16th, 2016
Pages: 344
Language: English