"Having A Baby Is Not Unlike Dealing With A Death"

February 20, 2015 10:31 PM

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"Having A Baby Is Not Unlike Dealing With A Death"

Elisa Albert, author of The Book of Dahlia and How This Night Is Different, has written a wildly insightful and hilarious new novel about motherhood and female friendship.

After Birth tells the story of Ari, a young mother who’s dealing with something like postpartum depression, seeing through a newly polished magnifying glass what it means to be a woman in our society. Appropriately, the novel reads at times like a rant—sort of a feminist Portnoy’s Complaint set in a...

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