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Fiction. Horror. Women's Studies. MOTHER WALKED INTO THE LAKE, Alana I. Capria's second novel, merges fantasy, feminism, and horror into a brilliant but disturbing allegory on motherhood and mental illness. The story follows three children who come face-to-face with the consequences of their Mother's drowning. The novel explores the complicated nature of Motherhood and how ...more
Paperback, 1, 97 pages
Published December 5th 2017 by Kernpunkt Press
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Eddie Generous
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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From the first paragraph, Alana I. Capria sets a bleak and tense tone and never does she turn back. The delivery of this story is in a style of writing I’ve never seen before and holds onto this original, somewhat experimental, method throughout. It reads something like waves lapping at the shore (befitting I suppose given the title and subject matter). It is purposefully repetitive and the fluid repetition works to drive a stake through the heavy atmospheric visuals and
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Lori
I bought this book last year when Kernpunkt Press was having a sale. I'd heard the author read from it and knew it was something I wanted to read.

It's uniquely written and narrated - the characters are only known as Mother, Father, Sister, and Brother. The protagonist, the eldest sister, explains that Mother walked into the lake and disappeared. After searching high and low for her, she suddenly reappears but is not who she was. Mother has changed... is changing... and the children are both fri
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Thea Swanson
Aug 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A highly original novella with bountiful descriptions of otherworldly motherly horror, framed by the inciting incident and its implications. At once a tale of horror and a tale of the too-often account of mothers losing themselves (i.e., as individuals/human beings/women) completely as they tend to the countless needs of children, home and husband.
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