In Newborn, prizewinning writer Kerry Hudson navigates trying to build a nourishing, safe and loving family – without a blueprint to work fromKerry Hudson is celebrated for her emotionally and politically powerful writing about growing up in poverty. Her books and journalism have changed the conversation and touched countless lives. In this new book she asks: what next, after a childhood like hers? What hope is there of creating a different life for herself, let alone future generations? We see how Kerry found love, what it took to decide to start a family of her own and how fragile every step of the journey towards parenthood was.
All along the way, she faces obstacles that would test the strongest foundations, from struggles with fertility to being locked down in a Prague maternity hospital to a marriage in crisis. But over and over again, her love, hope, fight — and determination to break patterns and give her son a different life — win through and light her path. Newborn is a beautiful, empowering memoir about creating a family in the midst of chaos, and learning new ways to find happiness.