Hurricanes In Perfect Power: Tales of Modern Motherhood


It is a fact both obvious and staggering that everyone you’ve ever met came from a womb, from a biological mother. But motherhood is so much more than birth. Biological, traditional, adoptive or otherwise, we all have a place for mother figures in our lives. ‘Hurricanes in Perfect Power’ explores motherhood in all its forms, from single parenthood to sisters coparenting, from the deepest hardships to the biggest celebrations, by some of the finest writers in the world.

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A stunning new collection of short stories about motherhood, selected and introduced by Candice Brathwaite.


‘To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colours of a rainbow’ MAYA ANGELOU

The story of motherhood is an endlessly rich one: it’s one of love – and all the highs and lows that come with that world-turning emotion – and, in the purest sense, of life itself. Within these pages, some of the finest writers in the world explore motherhood in wildly varying modes, from single parenthood to sisters coparenting, from the deepest hardships to the biggest celebrations.

Selected and introduced by Candice Brathwaite, author of I Am Not Your Baby Mother.

Stories by Lydia Davis, Anita Desai, Mary Gaitskill, Tessa Hadley, Jamaica Kincaid, Toni Morrison, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Irenosen Okojie, Casey Plett, Tabitha Siklos, Helen Simpson, Ali Smith

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Weight 0.395 kg
Dimensions 22.2 × 14.4 × 2.8 cm










Short stories


823.0108092 (edition:23)


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