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  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787302655
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $32.99


Stylist's summer 2021 cult breakout

For readers of Jenny Offill and Curtis Sittenfeld, this is a funny, provocative, pin-sharp novel that redefines modern motherhood

Freedom comes in many forms...

At home full-time with her two-year-old son, an artist finds she is struggling. She is lonely and exhausted. She had imagined - what was it she had imagined? Her husband, always travelling for his work, calls her from faraway hotel rooms. One more toddler bedtime, and she fears she might lose her mind.

Instead, quite suddenly, she starts gaining things, surprising things that happen one night when her child will not sleep. Sharper canines. Strange new patches of hair. New appetites, new instincts. And from deep within herself, a new voice...

With its clear eyes on contemporary womanhood and sharp take on structures of power, Nightbitch is an outrageously original, joyfully subversive read that will make you want to howl in laughter and recognition. Addictive enough to be devoured in one sitting, this is an unforgettable novel from a blazing new talent.

  • Published: 20 July 2021
  • ISBN: 9781787302655
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $32.99

Praise for Nightbitch

I could not love a novel more than Rachel Yoder's Nightbitch. It's such a uniquely brilliant book... magical, dark, and funny.

Kevin Wilson, author of NOTHING TO SEE HERE

Feral, unholy... Nightbitch is an incredible feat.

Carmen Maria Machado, author of IN THE DREAM HOUSE

I've been waiting my whole adult life for a read like this. Nightbitch is truly imaginative, utterly original, brave and brilliant - I devoured it.

Elaine Feeney, author of AS YOU WERE

An electric work by an ingenious new voice, this is one to devour.

Starred review, Publishers Weekly

The most original book I've read in ages; blistering, enraged and very funny.

Editor's Choice, The Bookseller

Joyfully demented... I tore through it. This is going to be massive.

Lisa McInerney, author of THE RULES OF REVELATION

Touches on a kaleidoscope of themes, from female rage to the loss of self that accompanies motherhood, all of it undergirded by feral, ferocious scenes... Unforgettable.

Esquire.com, Best Books of 2021

Yoder's commentary on the assorted neuroses of modern womanhood is graceful and coolly incisive... She infuses new life into the cold, furry flesh of the monstrous femme.

AK Blakemore, Guardian

A deliciously untamed satire on mothering and collapsed ambition... Yoder's descriptions of wild self-release are thrilling.

Catherine Taylor, Financial Times

For anyone raging at the patriarchy, Nightbitch is a brilliant read.


Sharp and smart.

Martha Sprackland, Literary Review

Graceful, funny and unnerving as hell.

Jenny Offill, author of DEPT. OF SPECULATION and WEATHER

Yoder's voice is precise and funny, pitch-perfect... This is a terrifically alive and imaginative tale... an important contribution to the engagement with motherhood that rightly dominates contemporary feminism.

Lara Feigel, Observer

Mad, heartfelt, very funny, and unexpectedly charming.

Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail

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