Delivery By Emanuela Barasch Rubinstein
Publication Day 8th July 2021 by Holland House Books
Page Count : 168 pages
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When Daphne becomes pregnant, it isn’t only her life that changes…
For her husband Amir, for their parents, and for their friends Guy and Abigail, the pregnancy and birth force them all to look at their own lives, at what they want, at their pasts and their futures.
Each person has a different perspective of the delivery, and of the complexity of having a child: the difference between men and women, a changing self-perception of parents, conflicts between work and parenthood.
Lives are changed, and the equilibrium each of them has achieved is fundamentally disturbed until, after the delivery, they can find a new balance for the future.
Delivery by Emanuela Barasch Rubinstein is exceptionally well written. From the first page it captured my attention. I couldn’t put it down, reading it late into the night, over the course of the weekend. I found the story so unique, the characters pulling me along, needing to find out what is going to happen next.
Daphne had me slightly worried as she didn’t want children. She told her mother she didn’t want children. High hormone tension builds when Daphne becomes pregnant. Unlike most mother’s to be we are happy when an embryo begins growing inside us. Daphne can’t accept when she finds out that she has a embryo growing inside her womb, leading her to seek into quiet a depression state of mind, being tired, nauseous and hated talk of the foetus developing into a human being. Her dedication was for her job as a social worker in the most popular welfare office in Tel Aviv, wanting to return back to her job after having her baby.
Amir, Daphne’s husband is a hard working successful accountant who becomes worried with his wife’s state of depression.
After the baby is born the twists set in their valued marriage take effect to a point, that I was deeply upset by, but I was hopeful that past mistakes would bring back the power of a happy marriage.
Delivery is a special book that will stay in memory forever. This author has now become one of favourite authors so much that I now I look forward to reading Emanuela Barasha Rubinstein’s next novel.
I recommend this book to all mothers that have had children, and if you haven’t had a child, no one should miss this powerful, emotional, page-turning story, that can promise surprises.
I would like to thank Zoe for inviting me to take part in this amazing log tour. I would also like to express my special thanks to Zoe and Holland House Books for my paperback. ❤️
About Emanuela Barasch-Rubinstein
Emanuela Barasch Rubinstein is a writer and a scholar in the Humanities. This is her second work of fiction, following Five Selves, published in 2015 by Holland House Books. Her non-fiction work includes The Devil, the Saints, and the Church, Nazi Devil, and Mephisto in the Third Reich: Literary representations of Evil in Nazi Germany. Emanuela also translated Evans-Prichards’ Theories of Primitive Religion and Dodd’s The Greek and the Irrational from English into Hebrew.
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