Born for You

McGuire, Magdalena


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Filled with humour and heart, Born for You charts the lives of women as they transition from self to mother, from child to adult, from certainty to uncertainty.

In twelve distinct but spiritually interwoven stories, we meet women at the crossroads of change. A new mother learns about love in a pandemic. A woman’s desire to nurture takes a surprising twist. A visit to the tropics sparks questions of inheritance and legacy.

Against the backdrop of a changing world, these stories reveal the inner pulse of domestic life – the acts of love and caring that illuminate our best and worst selves, the disappointments that build to regret, and the moments of reckoning that shape a life.

Magdalena McGuire’s stunning first collection is an insightful and hopeful exploration of family life and desire.

‘These are no ordinary stories about mothering – because in McGuire’s deft hands, no form of mothering is ever ordinary: how can it be, when tiny humans emerge from bigger, broken humans who are never fully in control of their lives? It’s not the sanctity of the act of caring that she plumbs in this quietly brilliant collection of stories, though – but the strangeness of the love that still finds a way to bloom, in spite of it all.’ – Ceridwen Dovey

‘Magdalena McGuire’s prose is startling and immersive. I’m still trying to fill my lungs after being left breathless.’ – Kali Napier

‘McGuire hauls home her accomplished, complex and surreal story with tremendous confidence and flair.’ – Deborah Levy

Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Imprint: Ultimo Press AU
Publication date: 05/07/2023

ISBN: 9781761151231 Category: