The Stud Book ~ Signed!
By Monica Drake
hardcover, 336 pgs.
Shipping May 6th: In the hip haven of Portland, Oregon, a pack of unsteady but loyal
friends asks what it means to bring babies into an already crowded
Sarah studies animal behavior at the zoo. She's well
versed in the mating habits of captive animals, and at the same time
she's desperate to mate, to create sweet little offspring of her own.
Georgie is busy with a newborn, while her husband, Humble, finds solace
in bourbon and televised violence. Dulcet makes a living stripping down
in high school gyms to sell the beauty of sex-ed. Nyla is out to save
the world while having trouble saving her own teen daughter, who has
discovered the world of drugs and the occult. As these friends and
others navigate a space between freedom and intimacy, they realize the
families they forge through shared experience are as important as those
inherited through birth.
A smart, edgy and poignantly funny
exploration of the complexities of what parenthood means today, Monica
Drake's second novel demonstrates that when it comes to babies, we can
learn a lot by considering our place in the animal kingdom.
We're hosting a dinner with Monica Drake and Lidia Yuknavitch on May 5th. Tickets are available exclusively through our Kickstarter project.