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Claire Oshetsky

Biography

Claire Oshetsky

Claire Oshetsky is a novelist whose writing has appeared in Salon, Wired and the New York Times. She lives with her family in California. CHOUETTE draws on her own experiences of motherhood.

Claire Oshetsky

Books by Claire Oshetsky

by Claire Oshetsky - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Tiny is pregnant. Her husband is delighted. “You think this baby is going to be like you, but it’s not like you at all,” she warns him. “This baby is an owl-baby.” When Chouette is born small and broken-winged, Tiny works around the clock to meet her daughter’s needs. Left on her own to care for a child who seems more predatory bird than baby, Tiny vows to raise Chouette to be her authentic self. Even in those times when Chouette’s behaviors grow violent and strange, Tiny’s loving commitment to her daughter is unwavering. When she discovers that her husband is on an obsessive and increasingly dangerous quest to find a “cure” for their daughter, Tiny must decide if Chouette should be raised to fit in or to be herself --- and learn what it truly means to be a mother.