The City Mother

by Maya Sinha

Coming February 2022

When small-town newspaper reporter Cara Nielsen finds herself unemployed and trapped in a city apartment with a toddler, she realizes how alone and unprepared she is. But above and beyond the stress of sleeplessness and isolation from other adults, Cara is plagued by a growing sense of menace. Something is wrong in the lost, lonely world she’s brought a child into, and no one around her seems to notice.

While her ambitious husband throws himself into work and grows close to another woman, Cara spirals into loneliness, confusion, and delusion. Guided by visions no one else can see, Cara is forced to confront big questions about reality and illusion, health and illness, good and evil—but finding the truth may cost her everyone she loves.