Spilt Milk

Author(s): Courtney Zoffness

Anthologies, Essays & Journals

What role does a mother play in raising thoughtful, generous children? In her literary debut, internationally award-winning writer Courtney Zoffness considers what we inherit from generations past--biologically, culturally, spiritually--and what we pass on to our children. Spilt Milk is an intimate, bracing, and beautiful exploration of vulnerability and culpability. Zoffness relives her childhood anxiety disorder as she witnesses it manifest in her firstborn; endures brazen sexual advances by a student in her class; grapples with the implications of her young son's cop obsession; and challenges her Jewish faith. Where is the line between privacy and secrecy? How do the stories we tell inform who we become? These powerful, dynamic essays herald a vital new voice.

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General Fields

  • : 9781952119149
  • : McSweeney's Publishing
  • : McSweeney's Publishing
  • : March 2021
  • : {"length"=>["20.3"], "width"=>["14"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

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  • : Courtney Zoffness
  • : Hardback
  • : 165