Gerbil Mother by Dawn (d.m.) BryanGerbil Mother by Dawn (d.m.) Bryan

Gerbil Mother

byDawn (d.m.) Bryan

Paperback | March 15, 2008

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Gerbil, age zero, has a question: where do parents come from? Specifically, she wants to know about her mother. Who is this vessel in which she resides, and why does it seem like her mother isn't up for the task of parenthood? Gerbil Mother raises questions about the condition, execution, and absurdities of motherhood. It is a new look at the family dynamic through the eyes of the unborn, a baby on the brink of being thrust into a life she would rather witness from the outside - or from the inside her mother's womb.
D. M. Bryan was raised in Edmonton, Alberta, where she liked to play dinosaurs in her backyard with the boy from across the alley until he moved away when they were both four. She remained alone in Edmonton until adolescence when she moved to Calgary, where fate reunited her and her childhood playmate. Taken with this coincidence, th...
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Title:Gerbil MotherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 5.5 × 8.5 × 0.52 inPublished:March 15, 2008Publisher:Newest PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897126247

ISBN - 13:9781897126240

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic First Novel In Dawn Bryan's first-born novel, she showcases motherhood and pregnancy in a gorgeously unique way. As her narrator is the unborn baby, otherwise known as Gerbil, she's able to show pregnancy from the inside out - literally. Her use of language is flowing and lyrical and rich, although at times a bit confusing. Gerbil shows us her world, and through her unborn eyes, we see things in brand new ways. She is completely unsympathetic to her mother, and yet Maeve still has the capacity to break our hearts and we ache for her in a way that Gerbil either can't or won't. Ms. Bryan herself describes the novel as "a love story for four people" and it truly is that. The relationships between Maeve and her husband, her young son, and unborn Gerbil are real and painful and beautiful. I look forward to seeing what Ms. Bryan treats us with in her next novel.
Date published: 2008-05-04