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The risk of us [electronic resource] / Rachel Howard.

Howard, Rachel, 1976- (Author). Bennett, Susan. (Narrator). Recorded Books, Inc. (Added Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781980029427
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (5 hr., 31 min.)
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Prince Frederick, Md. : Recorded Books ; 2019, p2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Downloadable audio file.
Title from title screen.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Susan Bennett.
Summary, etc.:
A poignant, dazzling debut novel about a woman who longs to be a mother and the captivating yet troubled child she and her husband take in. What is the cost of motherhood' When The Risk of Us opens, we meet a forty-something woman who deeply wants to become a mother. The path that opens up to her and her husband takes them through the foster care system, with the goal of adoption. And when seven-year-old Maresa-with inch-deep dimples and a voice that can beam to the moon--comes into their lives, their hearts fill with love. But her rages and troubles threaten to crack open their marriage. Over the course of a year, as Maresa approaches the age at which children become nearly impossible to place, the couple must decide if they can be the parents this child needs, and finalize the adoption-or give her up. For fans of Jenny Offill and Rachel Cusk, The Risk of Us deftly explores the inevitable tests children bring to a marriage, the uncertainties of family life, and the ways true empathy obliterates our defenses.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires RBdigital Media Manager.
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
Subject: FICTION / Literary.
Fiction.
Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books.
Audiobooks.

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