When acclaimed fiction writer Susan Johnson fell pregnant with her first child, nothing was further from her mind than the consequences of that potent life-giving act. And nothing was further from her mind than the possibility of her body twice failing to survive the moment of birth, resulting in an emergency temporary colostomy, nor the reverberations of her experience and how it would change the intimate knowledge she had of herself forever.
This is a bittersweet chronicle of her life surrounding the births of her two precious sons and the new relationship she had to forge with herself, her family and the way she wrote. But transcending her loss of faith in what she knew and understood of herself is a keenly felt sense of power, of life and of hope.
- Publication Date:
- 05 / 05 / 2000
- 198 x 129mm