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The Wild Track: adopting, mothering, belonging

by Margaret Reynolds

Hardback £16.99
Published 25th February 2021, 320 pages
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Exquisite… a deeply insightful memoir which charts our fundamental longings for place and identity, and ultimately our yearnings for love.’ Helena Kennedy

‘Extremely moving…an unusually thoughtful take on becoming a mother, enabled by removing babyhood and biology.’ Guardian


How to find an outlet for a love that demands expression? Single, in her mid-forties and having experienced a sudden early menopause, the realisation comes to Peggy quietly, and clearly, she decides to adopt a child. But the preparation is arduous and the scrutiny intense. There are questions about past lives, about capability and expectations.

Asking big questions about identity and belonging, as well as about what makes a mother - and a home - this is a beautiful meditation on how the legacies of childhood might be overcome by a mother’s determination to love.

‘A remarkable book…wise and arresting’ Sarah Winman

Details

The Wild Track: adopting, mothering, belonging
by Margaret Reynolds

ISBN
9780857527424

Publisher
Transworld Publishers Ltd

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
Feb. 25, 2021

Dimensions
22.5cm x 14.5cm x 2.5cm

Page count
320 pages