Dea Trier Morch depicts with uncommon skill an experienec that pays no attention to language differences or national boundaries: childbirth. Set in a maternity ward for difficult cases, her novel is unique in focusing on the weeks immediately before and after delivery. While December gives way to the new year the women enocunter the private anxieties and mysteries of mothe...more
Hardcover, 271 pages
Published June 1st 1986 by University of Nebraska Press
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Lidt for meget kvindeunivers og 70'er kvindekamp/Kvinde kend din krop efter min smag. Og er jeg den eneste, der synes, Dea Trier Mørchs illustrationer er både grimme og spooky? Muligvis har jeg dårlig smag, men jeg sidder og frygter for at vende siderne, fordi jeg er bange for at få smidt en udvidet skede med et barnehoved på tværs, lige i sylten på næste side. Didn't need that! Smukt sprog, men jeg er bestemt større fan af hendes andre romaner. Måske fordi jeg endnu ikke har børn og hele underl...more
It's been awhile since I've read a feminist novel and I found Winter's Child to be particularly refreshing. Sparsely written and focused on the lives of several pregnant women in a maternity ward, Winter's Child is a unique look at the difficulties of pregnancy, birth, motherhood, and family. My only complaint is that occasionally I confused a few of the female protagonists (not usually an issue in novels), but I had a poorly formatted ebook which certainly didn't help. A great read and has aged...more