Book ‘Human Blues’ by Elisa Albert

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From an author whose writing has been praised as “blistering” (The New Yorker), “virtuosic” (The Washington Post), and “brilliant” (The New York Times) comes a provocative and entertaining novel about a woman who desperately wants a child but struggles to accept the use of assisted reproductive technology — a hilarious and ferocious send-up of feminism, fame, art, commerce, and autonomy. On the eve of her fourth album, singer-songwriter Aviva Rosner is plagued by infertility. The twist: as much as Aviva wants a child, she is wary of technological conception, and has poured her ambivalence into her music. As the album makes its way in the world, the shock of the response from fans and critics...
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster (July 5, 2022)  Pages: ‎416 pages  ISBN-10: 1982167866  ISBN-13: 978-1982167868  ASIN:‎ B09JPHRB1W

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Elisa Albert is the author of After Birth, The Book of Dahlia, and How This Night Is Different and the editor of the anthology Freud’s Blind Spot. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Tin House, Post Road, Gulf Coast, Commentary, Salon, Tablet, Los Angeles Review of Books, the Rumpus, on NPR, and in many anthologies. She grew up in Los Angeles, got her MFA from Columbia University, and now lives in upstate New York with her family.