The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson (Melville House)

An autobiographical love story between Maggie Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is fluidly-gendered. As Nelson undergoes the transformations of pregnancy, she explores the challenges and complexities of mothering and queer family-making.

In a timely and genre-bending memoir that offers fresh and fierce reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism, Nelson uses arresting prose even as she questions the limits of language, and voyages to the frontiers of love and family.