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Rachel Yoder
Rachel Yoder
Screenwriting Prof at UIowa, author of Nightbitch
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Feminism
Magical Realism
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Talk soon,
Sam

Hello! So glad you're here.

On my mind

Ok wow. What's on my mind? Midlife ego death. Return to community. Motherhood, always motherhood. Womanhood. Perimenopause. Amish and Mennonite cooking and folk medicine. Literary women. Creative process. Trees!

Why I'm excited to talk with readers

I am excited to connect with people who embrace the transformative possibilities of motherhood. I am interested in folks who feel there might be some mystery still alive out there. I am here for the seekers and the dreamers. Or if you just wanna talk reading and writing—or go deep on Pennsylvania Dutch culture—I'm here for that, too.

Yours,

Rachel

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Nightbitch

An ambitious mother puts her art career on hold to stay at home with her newborn son, but the experience does not match her imagination. Two years later, she steps into the bathroom for a break from her toddler's demands, only to discover a dense patch of hair on the back of her neck. In the mirror, her canines suddenly look sharper than she remembers. Her husband, who travels for work five days a week, casually dismisses her fears from faraway hotel rooms.


As the mother's symptoms intensify, and her temptation to give into her new dog impulses peak, she struggles to keep her alter-canine-identity secret. Seeking a cure at the library, she discovers the mysterious academic tome which becomes her bible, "A Field Guide to Magical Women: A Mythical Ethnography," and meets a group of mommies involved in a multi-level-marketing scheme who may also be more than what they seem.


An outrageously original novel of ideas about art, power and womanhood wrapped in a satirical fairy tale, Nightbitch will make you want to howl in laughter and recognition. And you should. You should howl as much as you want.

“[Nightbitch] might well be the debut of the year. A feral fairy tale of maternal dissatisfaction, it’s best to go into this one knowing as little possible, the better to let Yoder work her devious magic on you.”

Chicago Review of Books

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