Eleven Hours : A Novel Illuminating the Most Life-Altering Experience of Any Woman's Life: Pregnancy, Labour and Giving Birth Paperback
by Pamela Erens
'An immensely powerful, cannot-look-away novel of heart and bone and muscle and blood.
The war novel has a rival...and it is breath-taking.' The Herald Lore arrives at the hospital alone: no husband, no partner, no friends.
She is in labour. Franckline, a nurse in the maternity ward, herself newly pregnant, is assigned to her care.
Over the spiralling course of eleven hours, the women are thrown together into a fierce, physical intimacy, and they begin to force one another to reckon with their pasts and their futures.
Lore must disentangle herself from a love triangle; Franckline must move beyond deep traumas; both must prepare themselves for the fear, joy, anguish and awe of motherhood.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 02/03/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781782399810
- Hardback from £9.75