The Risk of Us

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Product Number: C05553
Released: Apr 05, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980029311
Narrator/s: Susan Bennett
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A poignant, dazzling debut novel about a woman who longs to be a mother and the captivating yet troubled child she and her husband take in. What is the cost of motherhood? When The Risk of Us opens, we meet a forty-something woman who deeply wants to become a mother. The path that opens up to her and her husband takes them through the foster care system, with the goal of adoption. And when seven-year-old Maresa-with inch-deep dimples and a voice that can beam to the moon--comes into their lives, their hearts fill with love. But her rages and troubles threaten to crack open their marriage. Over the course of a year, as Maresa approaches the age at which children become nearly impossible to place, the couple must decide if they can be the parents this child needs, and finalize the adoption-or give her up. For fans of Jenny Offill and Rachel Cusk, The Risk of Us deftly explores the inevitable tests children bring to a marriage, the uncertainties of family life, and the ways true empathy obliterates our defenses.

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Author(s): Rachel Howard

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Author(s): Rachel Howard
Narrator(s): Susan Bennett
Product Number Z15268
Released: Apr 09, 2019
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ISBN: #9781980029427
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Author(s): Rachel Howard
Narrator(s): Susan Bennett
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