Three lives and an inescapable fate
Emma is eight months pregnant when she must face the unexpected loss of her child. Jhanet travels from Bolivia to Barcelona to reunite with a mother she has not seen for years, who is a stranger to her. Natalka, in Ukraine, has agreed to be a surrogate mother and will have to deliver the baby to an Irish couple right after she gives birth.These are the protagonists of Other Mothers. Women who live outside the limits of motherhood, nonmothers. Three impressive stories that intertwine and that will end up sharing a common fate.
In this novel, Laia Aguilar, with her lucid and transparent prose unfolds a dazzling story of three women, “the other mothers, the non-mothers, the misunderstood”, and gives voice to all those “invisible maternities” claiming
that being a mother can also be something that does not fit in the canon.
Other Mothers intersects the three stories to build a choral story about the most intimate pains and, at the same time, the inner forces that push us to overcome them since, after all, this is a novel focused on optimism and hope.