Little Bandaged Days
From Shelf: Two Fond Recommends Books where Motherhood Isn’t Easy
For fans of Days of Abandonment by Elena Ferrante, Little Bandaged Days is the dark and gripping story of a mother who loves her children so much, it might just be driving her mad . . .
'A chilling read' Oyinkan Braithwaite, author of My Sister, The Serial Killer'Gripping . . . wonderfully written' Guardian'Beautifully written and frighteningly honest' Sunday ExpressA mother moves to Geneva with her husband and their two young children. In their newly rented apartment, she is surrounded by everything she could possibly need to create a perfect family home. Her husband's job means he is almost never present, and her entire world is caring for her children - making sure they are happy and fed and comfortable.But things aren't perfect. Rather, they are unravelling, because the loneliness, the lack of sleep and the demands of two little ones are getting to this mother. She has never been so isolated, and once the children are in bed, the apartment itself begins to feel like a threat . . .Kyra Wilder's Little Bandaged Days is a beautifully written, painfully claustrophobic story about a woman's descent into madness. Unpredictable, frighteningly compelling and brutally honest, it grapples with the harsh conditions of motherhood and this mother's own identity, and as the novel continues, we begin to wonder just what exactly she might be driven to do.
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