The Push By Ashley Audrain

Blythe loves her husband more than anything, so she becomes the thing she fears most for him. A mother. While her husband comes from a loving, nurturing family, hers is dysfunctional and abusive. “You won’t be like your mother,” Fox promises Blythe. Except it’s a generational cycle, which Blythe fails to mention. Etta, Blythe’s grandmother, despised her daughter Cecelia, Cecelia loathed Blythe and Blythe feels the same about her daughter Violet. She takes pleasure in ignoring her cries, letting her sit in dirty diapers, writing instead of feeding her. In turn, the older Violet gets the more violent, according to Blythe. Meanwhile Fox is the apple of his daughters eye. Determined to do better, Blythe has Sam, a baby boy she dotes on to the point of veneration. Sam changes everything, giving the novel it’s title.

This book is so fucking good. It’s an original, refreshing, innovative and unconventional psychological thriller. The first person narrative is a effective cathartic tool. This books deals with generational karma/curses, epigenetic’s, the modern family (in a very surprising way), imprinting, abandonment, and the bond between parent and child, as well as lovers. An amazing read, had my mind reeling. Via: Rachel Turns The Page