The Nursery by Szilvia Molnar
Published: March 21, 2023
Genre: Women’s Literary Fiction
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Szilvia Molnar is the foreign rights director at a New York-based literary agency, and author of a chapbook called Soft Split. Her work has appeared in Guernica, Lit Hub, Triangle House Review, Two Serious Ladies, The Buenos Aires Review, and Neue Rundschau. Szilvia is from Budapest and was raised in Sweden. She lives in Austin, Texas.
“I want you as much as I fear you.”
New parents struggle to find the balance of expanding to a family of three. Being a mother is hard, and it’s a challenge from the start. Late nights, household chores, and a screaming infant don’t help. Feeling lost in this new role and feeling inadequate makes things more difficult.
This was a different book. I think this novel is geared toward people who have had children, so I believe I miss several strong points.
But the writing does make you feel the chaotic, nervous energy of exhaustion and feeling lost. It makes you look at giving birth in a new way.
With vivid descriptions, fantasies, and a never-ending hunger, this book drags you in and forces you to witness the miracle of child-rearing.