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Homing Instincts

Homing Instincts by Sarah Menkedick
May 02, 2017 | 272 Pages
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“An emotionally raw, tender, and hauntingly precise meditation of impending motherhood, Homing Instincts put me under its spell and brought me such joy. This is a book that makes me want to take a walk in the woods with my dog and rediscover solitude. Menkedick wrestles with what it means to be home, and redefines herself while wandering fiercely toward the unfamiliar in this stunning debut collection.” —Jeanne Marie Laskas, best-selling author of Concussion 
“A bold and lyric debut, Homing Instincts is a rapturous meditation on motherhood and modern femininity. Poetic in its prose, Menkedick explores the corners of our globe both near and far, offering heart, humor, and grace.” —Amy Butcher, author of Visiting Hours 

Table Of Contents

Homing Instincts 3
Journey into the Ordinary 39
Motherland 67
A Wilderness of Waiting 103
Mildred, Millie, Grandma Menkedick 129
Open 156
The Milk Cave 191
The Lake 219
Acknowledgments 253

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