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The Push: Mother. Daughter. Angel. Monster? The Sunday Times bestseller by [Ashley Audrain]
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"Starkly original and compulsively readable, Ashley Audrain's The Push is a deep dive into the darkest nooks and crannies of motherhood. Raw, visceral, and often disturbing, this is an intense psychological drama that will be embraced by serious book clubs and fans of Lionel Shriver's We Need to Talk about Kevin."
--Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"The Push was a poetic, propulsive read that set my nerves jangling in both horror and recognition. I read it in one sitting and it stayed with me for days afterwards. Not to be missed."
--Lisa Jewell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone

"With its riveting prose and deep convictions, Ashley Audrain's The Push had me in its clutches from the first page. Audrain's astute portrayal of motherhood was unsettling in its insights, yet highly entertaining on the page. Complex, nuanced, and unflinching, I inhaled this debut in one sitting."
--Karma Brown, bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife

"Intensely absorbing, gripping until the final page, The Push excavates the myths of motherhood, deftly exploring the shape-shifting landscape of parenting, the powerful impact of the past on the present, and the deep unease of our inability to ever fully know even those we hold the closest."
--Kim Edwards, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Memory Keeper's Daughter

"The Push is written on the edge of a knife. It's a howl in the face of what we think we know--or want to believe--about motherhood. Relentlessly compelling, distressing and beautiful, Ashley Audrain's debut is the next Gone Girl, with shades of We Need to Talk About Kevin. I devoured it whole."
--Marissa Stapley, bestselling author of The Last Resort

"Stayed up too late finishing [Audrain's] deeply unsettling The Push about the darkest reaches of motherhood (and profound maternal ambivalence). Visceral, provocative, compulsive, and with the most graphic and relatable description of childbirth I've read (or written)."
--Sarah Vaughan, bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal

"Ashley Audrain's The Push is not only a propulsively entertaining, read-in-one-sitting novel, it is also a deeply provocative and fearless look at motherhood written in some of the prettiest prose you'll read all year."
--Aimee Molloy, New York Times bestselling author of The Perfect Mother

"Written with a courage that borders on audacity, and with uncanny emotional and psychological precision, Ashley Audrain's The Push is a taut, tour-de-force literary thriller that draws you in from the very first pages and plunges you into the most harrowing of journeys: parenthood."
--Bill Clegg, New York Times bestselling author of Did You Ever Have A Family?

"A meteoric debut. Ashley Audrain's The Push is a force of nature, an unforgettable arrival that will linger in your heart--shimmer, darken and then haunt you. Every sentence is just so achingly alive. Audrain descends with near pointillistic precision into the gore of motherhood and love. Perhaps if Stephen King had experienced motherhood--the singular exaltation and morbid terror of that state--he might have been able to dream up this book. Wise, monstrous, and tender, The Push operates at a different frequency. It seemed to pulse in my hands. I could not put it down. I could not look away."
--Claudia Dey, author of Heartbreaker and Stunt
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What happens when your experience of motherhood is nothing at all what you hoped for, but everything you always feared? --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B087JH1KXL
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin (7 January 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2019 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 302 pages
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Welcome to my Amazon Author page! My debut novel, THE PUSH, is a story about one woman's journey through motherhood that turns out to be nothing like what she hoped for—in fact, it's everything she always feared. It's a novel that explores the expectations of motherhood, the debate about nature vs. nurture, and the repercussions of silencing women's truths—all told with page-turning, emotional suspense.

THE PUSH was a New York Times, Sunday Times, and Globe & Mail bestseller, a Good Morning America book club pick, and rights have been sold in 40 territories. A limited television series is in the works with David Heyman's Heyday Television. To say the publication of this novel has made my dreams come true is an understatement. I'm pinching myself daily! Thank you to everyone who has read THE PUSH, and to those have taken the time to share their reviews here online. I really appreciate it.

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Ashley Audrain previously worked as the publicity director of Penguin Books Canada. Prior to Penguin, she worked in public relations. She lives in Toronto, where she and her partner are raising their two young children. The Push is her debut novel.

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This is the best book I’ve read this year! Ashley Audrain is a brilliant writer and takes on the relationship between a mother and daughter with intensity. I read the book in one sitting as it was gripping to the extent that I had to keep reading. The story revolves around Blythe who has a baby (Violet) through the persistence of her husband. As soon as Violet is born, Blythe struggles to make a connection with the newborn. Everyone dismisses her feelings as something that new mothers go through but as the years go by, Blythe realises that Violet is not all what she seems. The dark side of the narrative begins to creep in as Violet grows older with an unthinkable consequence. This is a dark psychological novel and could be upsetting for some! Overall I would highly recommend this book! Impatiently waiting for Audrain’s next one “The Whispers”
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